Thesis Option

Option for Research-based Thesis

An option for conducting research and writing a research-based thesis is available to students as a replacement for the comprehensive examination. In addition to the required PEP 6305 course, two additional research technique courses are required to assist the student in conducting scientific research and writing a research-based thesis.  The faculty advisor will assist the student in determining the two additional required research technique courses.  Additionally, 6 hours of thesis hours are required (PEP 6399\ and 7399 - Master’s Thesis).  Therefore, the student might complete more than the minimum 36 semester hours with a thesis-based option.  Below is a partial listing of suggested research technique courses:

Bauer College of Business

  • MARK 6398 - Research
  • MARK 8335 - Marketing Models
  • MARK 8336 - Marketing Research Methods
  • MARK 8349 - Multivariate Methods in Marketing
  • STAT 6360 - Statistical Methods for Business

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

  • ANTH 6325 - Computer-Based Data Analysis for Statistical and Qualitative Data
  • PEP 7370 - Research Methods in Human Performance
  • PEP 7397 - Research and Professional Ethics
  • PSYC 6300 - Statistics for Psychology
  • PSYC 6302 - Experimental Design
  • PSYC 6313 - Multivariate Methods
  • PSYC 6314 - Factor Analysis
  • PSYC 7301 - Applied Data Analysis
  • PSYC 7302 - Data Acquisition in Psychology
  • PSYC 7303 - Data Management in Psychology
  • PSYC 7305 - Structural Equations in Psychological Analysis
  • SAER 7381 - Field Methods in Educational Research
  • SAER 8320 - Ethnographic Methods in Educational Research
  • SAER 8321 - Survey Methods in Educational Research
  • SOC 6304 - Social Statistics
  • SOC 6306 - Seminar in Quantitative Methods
  • SOC 6311 - Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods

College of Natural Science and Mathematics

  • IDNS 6391 - Ethics in Science

Graduate College of Social Work

  • SOCW 8322 - Quantitative Research Methods
  • SOCW 8323 - Qualitative Research Methods
  • SOCW 8324 - Biostatistics
  • SOCW 8325 - Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • SOCW 8326 - Advanced Multivariate Statistics