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Master of Science in Professional Writing and Technical Communication

Documentation Schedules: Directed Research, Field Experience (internship), Thesis, Capstone Project, and Graduate Portfolio

ENG 6390 Directed Research in Professional Writing and Technical Communication

Spring and Fall Semester due dates for a proposal that leads to a thesis or capstone project.

Weeks 1 - 3 Conduct background research, write a 4 - 5 page explanation of the project, and identify potential advisory committee members.
4th Monday (or before) Submit the project proposal form and a 4 - 5 page explanation of the project to the MSPWTC Coordinator (See thesis or capstone project proposal form). Adobe Acrobat Reader Download Link Icon
Weeks 5 - 6 Expect official approval of your advisory committee from the Graduate Advisory Committee; the third committee member will be assigned the semester you plan to defend.

Work with your committee on your proposal document [The chair of your committee is your main contact.]
Week 7 Revise, edit, and proofread your proposal.
8th Monday (or before) Submit your proposal to your committee, including any needed workplace or human subject research approvals (See thesis or capstone project proposal form). Adobe Acrobat Reader Download Link Icon
Week 10 Expect official approval of your proposal from your approved committee.
  Register for ENG 9391 Thesis or ENG 6392 Capstone Project with approval of the MSPWTC Coordinator.
  Continue your research.
Grade You will receive a grade of either S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory) on your proposal.



MSPWTC Degree Coordinator
Moosally, M., Ph.D
S-1037
(713) 221-8254
mspwtc@uhd.edu


Updated 12-16-2009


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