Writing a thesis is the traditional way to complete an M.A. degree, but it is not necessarily the most useful option for Liberal Arts Studies students. Look through the following material as you consider whether you want to write a thesis.

Below you will find a Quick Start Guide for getting your thesis process underway. The keys to success with a thesis are:

  • a topic you really care about and want to investigate in depth;
  • a faculty advisor who is committed to working closely with you;
  • and a determination to complete the work in a timely manner.

If this is the option you want, read The Thesis Process carefully for a complete road map. This will help you plan ahead and recognize steps you can take to smooth the way and finish with a thesis you are proud of.


If you have questions about the Liberal Arts Studies M.A. program, please contact us so we can help you!