Prepare for internationally focused positions in the U. Our world is smaller than ever. Economies in developing nations directly impact the world's economic health; multi-national corporations operate across the globe; and complex cross-cultural problems demand solutions.
Comprehensive Examination Requirements All candidates for graduate degrees must pass one or more comprehensive examinations.
If a student elects to follow the thesis option for the degree, a committee to direct the written thesis will be established.
Thesis proposals vary by department and discipline. Please see your department for proposal guidelines and requirements.
If the thesis research involves human subjects, the student must obtain exemption or approval from the Texas State Institutional Review Board prior to submitting the proposal form to The Graduate College. The IRB approval letter should be included with the proposal form.
Failure to submit the thesis proposal in a timely fashion may result in delayed graduation. Thesis Committee The thesis committee must be composed of a minimum of three approved graduate faculty members. Thesis Enrollment and Credit The completion of a minimum of six hours of thesis enrollment is required.
For a student's initial thesis course enrollment, the student will need to register for thesis course number A. After that, the student will enroll in thesis B courses, in each subsequent semester until the thesis is defended with the department and approved by The Graduate College.
Preliminary discussions regarding the selection of a topic and assignment to a research supervisor will not require enrollment for the thesis course. The number of thesis credit hours students enroll in must reflect the amount of work being done on the thesis that semester.
It is the responsibility of the committee chair to ensure that students are making adequate progress toward their degree throughout the thesis process. Failure to register for the thesis course during a term in which supervision is received may result in postponement of graduation.
After initial enrollment in A, the student will continue to enroll in a thesis B course as long as it takes to complete the thesis.
Thesis projects are by definition original and individualized projects. As such, depending on the topic, methodology, and other factors, some projects may take longer than others to complete. If the thesis requires work beyond the minimum number of thesis credits needed for the degree, the student may enroll in additional thesis credits at the committee chair's discretion.
In the rare case when a student has not previously enrolled in thesis and plans to work on and complete the thesis in one term, the student will enroll in both A and B. If acceptable progress is not being made in a thesis course, the instructor may issue a grade of F.
If the student is making acceptable progress, a grade of PR is assigned until the thesis is completed.
A student who has selected the thesis option must be registered for the thesis course during the term or Summer I during the summer, the thesis course runs ten weeks for both sessions in which the degree will be conferred. The following must be submitted to The Graduate College by the thesis deadline listed on The Graduate College website: One 1 PDF of the thesis in final form, approved by all committee members, uploaded in the online Vireo submission system.
After the dean of The Graduate College approves the thesis, Alkek Library will harvest the document from the Vireo submission system for publishing in the Digital Collections database according to the student's embargo selection. While original wet signatures are preferred, there may be situations as determined by the chair of the committee in which obtaining original signatures is inefficient or has the potential to delay the student's progress.
In those situations, the following methods of signing are acceptable: If this process results in more than one document with signatures, all documents need to be submitted to The Graduate College together.
No copies are required to be submitted to Alkek Library. However, the library will bind copies submitted that the student wants bound for personal use. Personal copies are not required to be printed on archival quality paper.A master’s degree is the first level of graduate study and a second-cycle academic degree, usually preceding a doctorate degree.
Students usually obtain a master's degree to further their studies in a specific field of study or area of professional practice. The European Studies Council promotes research programs about Europe’s culture, history, and current affairs.
The geographical scope of the council’s activities extends from Ireland to Italy, and from Portugal to the lands of the former Soviet Union. The master’s degree in International Relations tackles central aspects of the international and European public sphere: the economy, by now integrated at the supranational level, the law, which is increasingly multilevel, and policy that seeks balance between national life .
Oct 04, · UACES (University Association for Contemporary European Studies) is the global association for the study of Europe and the European Union, with over 1, members across a .
Please initiate all petitions, approval forms and inquiries regarding enrollment with your Director of Graduate Studies or program administrator. Our customizable degree programs provide you the flexibility to tailor your studies to focus on the issues that matter the most Our interdisciplinary education provides the theoretical insight and practical tools required for successful careers in today's global environment.