Chapter 1: Introduction to Graduate Research and Thesis Writing
Section 1.5: Important information from the Office of Graduate Studies
These guidelines summarize the procedures that are followed by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research in assisting master's degree students to prepare a thesis project. It is important that the student be familiar with the information presented in these guidelines, and observe all the procedures governing the preparation and submission of the thesis.
The master's thesis provides the opportunity for students to acquire first-hand experience in research methods under competent direction. Writing a thesis is equivalent to six hours of credit, and must be indicated as such in the program of study.
The thesis or any excerpts from it may not be published in any form in books, periodicals, or journals prior to completion and acceptance by the Graduate Faculty on behalf of the Graduate College and the degree awarded by the University of Nebraska. After the thesis has been accepted, material from it-in whole or in part, quoted or paraphrased-may be published with proper documentation in the published material giving credit to the department, the Graduate College, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.