Call for 2012-13 Master’s Thesis Award nominations

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Graduate School is accepting nominations for its annual Master's Thesis Awards, which are presented based on the clarity of style and presentation, scholarship, research methodology and contributions to the field or discipline. 

Each year, the competition rotates between disciplines. This year, two awards will be presented - one in the category of math, physical sciences and engineering and the other in the category of humanities and fine arts. 

The Graduate School will recognize award recipients with $200 and an honorary plaque for their outstanding work.  In addition, winning theses will be submitted to the Conference of Southern Graduate School’s Master’s Thesis Competition.  Winners of this regional competition will receive $1,000 plus travel expenses to attend the annual CSGS meeting, where the award will be presented next February.

 To be considered for these awards, the nominee’s completed thesis must have been submitted in partial fulfillment of the master’s degree requirements during the past two academic years and/or summer sessions (fall 2010 through summer 2012).

 Each nomination should include:

A web link to an electronic theses or an electronic theses submitted by email

Letters of endorsement from the major professor and either the chair of the department, program director or the dean’s designee

An abstract of the thesis (one to two pages, double-spaced) prepared by the nominee

A brief resume or curriculum vita of the nominee (one to two pages)

 Submit nominations electronically to Katherine Hall-Hertel, assistant dean of the Graduate School, at by 5 p.m., Sept. 21.

The Graduate School will appoint a committee of faculty members to review the nominations. The winners of the campus competition will be forwarded to the CSGS regional competition.  Additional information about the regional competition is available online.