When the student submits the online Thesis Proposal submission form, Gallatin contacts the adviser to confirm his or her approval of the proposal.
The methods course will likely not have the word "methods" in the title, but it is a course or independent study in which the student has studied the analytic approach taken in the thesis. Examples of methods courses include: oral history; community studies, media analysis, techniques in art history, qualitative methods in sociology, statistics, discourse analysis, etc.
Yes. In most cases, students submit proposals that they completed in the Master's Thesis Seminar. Keep in mind that even if you receive a passing grade in the course, you must submit your proposal to Gallatin using the online Thesis Proposal submission form.
During the fall and spring semester, the review takes approximately 2-3 weeks; during the summer, approximately 5-6 weeks.
After your adviser has approved your thesis, you must submit it to your second and third readers at least four weeks before your defense date. Please consult the page on the thesis submission and defense process for more information.
No, this is a separate essay that you write with your adviser. Elements of the review might be incorporated into the thesis, but usually not in the same format.
The student is responsible for the scheduling process. You should consult with your adviser and the second and third readers about possible dates and times. After you have finalized arrangements for your defense, you will need to submit this information—the date and time, as well as the names and contact information of committee members—to Gallatin on the Thesis Defense Registration form at least three weeks prior to your defense.
We prefer that the third reader be a NYU faculty person who knows your work; under rare circumstances, we will allow an outside third reader whose CV has been reviewed and approved by the M.A. program directors. If you would like to request permission to include a committee member who is not an NYU faculty member, please contact the Administrative Director of the M.A. program.
Yes, once your thesis proposal has been approved by Gallatin, you may apply for a SIFF Grant. Please see the online application for the SIFF Grant for more information.
You must submit the final thesis online in a single Word or PDF document by using the online Final Thesis Submission form.
You have 30 days from the date of the defense to changes recommended by your thesis committee.
If you have procedural questions about the thesis proposal submission process, the thesis submission process, or the thesis defense, you may write to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the M.A. program directors with questions.