Thesis Proposal Form

Thesis Proposal Form

Deadlines: This form must be completed by March 1, 2017 for those wishing to begin thesis in May or September 2017.

If you miss this deadline, you may not be assigned a supervisor and committee member of your choice.

The MFA thesis committee consists of two committee members: one supervisor and one additional faculty member. Since supervisors and committee members can be in high demand, it is highly recommended that students indicate more than two choices for committee member. Please note that only tenured or tenure-track or 12-month Lecturer faculty as listed below are available as thesis supervisors or committee members. Please read the “Thesis Committee Selection” section of the MFA Handbook for further details.

See Faculty Approach to Thesis Supervision for faculty comments on genre interests and on their specific approaches to supervision.

  • Acceptable dates are September 1st or May 1st.
  • Write "Spring" or "Fall" and the year you intend to graduate (e.g.: Fall 2016)
  • Your thesis committee will consist of one supervisor and one additional committee member. Please provide the name of your first choice of thesis supervisor.
  • Your thesis committee will consist of one supervisor and one additional committee member. Please provide the names of at least two faculty members you would like on your thesis committee:
  • In addition to a brief description of your project, please indicate how much material you anticipate having on hand at the beginning of the thesis process (e.g. complete rough draft, partial rough draft, outline, rough idea etc.)