- The master’s thesis is an option for students entering with a bachelor’s degree. Students may elect either a six-credit thesis or six hours of graduate course work to meet the 42-hour requirement.
- Each student shall arrange for a member of the gerontology program to serve as the chair of the thesis committee. With the chair’s approval, at least two additional committee members will be selected. At least two of the members must be from the Department of Gerontology.
The thesis chair will monitor and advise during thesis development. The student will take the major role in actual data collection. The thesis should be a publishable piece of research that makes some contribution to the field of gerontology.