Thesis-based MA in Hispanic Studies

With the approval of the Graduate Committee and with the appropriate Supervisor, students complete 7 half-courses and write a thesis.  The topic is selected in cosultation with the Supervisor.  The decision to pursue the thesis option should be decided by the end of the first term of the first year in the program.

In accordance with University regulations for graduate supervision, each student writing a thesis will have a Supervisor and a Second Reader.  A student approved to write a M.A. thesis, must complete a 5-10 page proposal by the end of the second term of the first year.

For formatting guidelines, submission details, and examination procedures, please visit Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Thesis web page.

Thesis Regulations can be found on the SGPS website as well, at the following link: http://grad.uwo.ca/current_students/regulations/8.html

A Hispanic Studies Masters Thesis ranges in length from 60 to 100 pages excluding the bibliography and other appendices.  Every thesis is unique, this should be determined in discussion with your thesis supervisor.

A typical thesis-based M.A. will look like this:


Year in Program:
M.A. 1
Term 1 (Fall) Term 2 (Winter) Term 3 (Summer)
Coursework

Transatlantic Studies Seminar or
Research Methods (courses are offered in alternate years, and may be offered in either term) This is course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Transatlantic Studies Seminar or
Research Methods (courses are offered in alternate years, and may be offered in either term) course 1

Course 4

Course 5

English Proficiency
Thesis

Draft ideas for M.A. Thesis topic

By the end of the term, speak with potential thesis
supervisor and seek approval of the Graduate
Committee

Finish and submit M.A. thesis proposal

Seek ethics approval if necessary

After approval,
begin work on M.A. Thesis

Year in Program:
M.A. 2
Term 4 (Fall) Term 5 (Winter) Term 6 (Summer)
Coursework

Transatlantic Studies Seminar or
Research Methods (course 6)

Course 7

Transatlantic Studies Seminar or
Research Methods (Course 6)
Thesis

Continue work on M.A. Thesis

Continue work on M.A. thesis

Finish and submit M.A. Thesis

Defense

Apply for graduation