MA – NON-THESIS/MAJOR PAPER OPTION
Program of Study
The program of study for students pursuing a Master of Arts via the non-thesis/major paper option is as follows:
- Nine (9) one-term courses. A minimum of three courses are selected from the School of Kinesiology Graduate Programs offerings. The remaining courses are normally graduate or senior undergraduate courses approved by the student’s advisor and Chair of the Graduate Program. Unless students can demonstrate equivalency from their undergraduate program, one of the nine one-term courses must be in statistics, research design, or equivalent.
- A final paper that is defended at an oral examination. The paper is written on a topic selected by the student in consultation with his/her Advisor. The Advisor is responsible for developing a candidacy reading list covering the topic selected. This reading list must be approved by the other members of the student's Examining Board. This reading list serves as the foundation of the paper the student undertakes to write. The final paper is evaluated by each member of the Examining Board once completed. If the paper is found acceptable by a majority of the examiners, then the student must successfully defend the paper at an oral examination.
Period of Study
- The minimum residency period for the Master of Arts degree is one year of full time study, and most students complete the requirements for the degree in two years. Master’s students are expected to continue their studies full time during the summer months.
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