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Advanced Criminology & Criminal Justice Research Guide

Advanced Research Processes and Resources in Criminology & Criminal Justice

Your Master's Thesis

Identify a research gap: your thesis should address a research gap which you identify in the literature, a research question or problem which has not been addressed in your area of interest.

Build and defend your thesis proposal: a written document that outlines what you're going to study and why it's important, as well as the methods you will use to study your thesis topic.

To graduate after defending your thesis:

  1. Fill out the Master's Thesis Deep Blue Submission Form 
    • Your Thesis Chairs need to sign this form, so bring it to your Thesis Defense for your Chairs to sign
    • Have your Thesis Chairs email Nadine Anderson (nfanders@umich.edu) their approval of your filled-out form in lieu of collecting their in-person signatures
    • Submit the form when you submit your thesis for a format check (see step 2, directly below)
  2. Fill out the Submission of  Master'sThesis for Format Review Form to submit your Master's Thesis for a format check. This process is required by the Graduate Studies Office in order to release your final grade.
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