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Thesis or Project (3-6 hours)

The MLS thesis or project represents the culmination of your passage through the MLS program. A thesis is an independent research project. Projects are applied or creative rather than analytical. You are given considerable flexibility and freedom in choosing your thesis or project topic. 

Once a thesis/project topic has been identified a thesis advisory committee must be formed. This comprises at least three members - a Chair and two Readers. All must be members of the Graduate Faculty at The University of Toledo* and should have significant expertise in your chosen thesis or project topic. *Discuss outside graduate faculty with the MLS director.

A student registers for thesis/project hours via a paper seminar request form that must be signed by the advisor. An MLS thesis must conform to the structural guidelines outlined in the Graduate School's Thesis/Dissertation page. Copies of theses completed by former MLS students are available both in Carlson Library and from the MLS Director.

Last Updated: 6/27/22