Graduate students in an applied master’s program are required to complete a final course, which includes a project/presentation in order to achieve the degree.
Students in the following graduate programs are considered to be on the Applied Master’s Track:
- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Public Accountancy (MPA)
- Master of Special Education (MSpEd)
If you are seeking a Master of Science graduate program, go to MA/MS Track.
If you are unclear as to which program you are pursuing, please contact the School of Graduate Studies.
Use the forms and instructions below to secure approval for your final project/presentation and apply for graduation. We’ve also included some helpful resources for styling/formatting your final paper.
Graduate Project Proposals (Non-Thesis/Capstone)
The links and forms below will guide you through the process of putting together a proposal for your final graduate project and getting approval for your final course. If you are planning to use human or animal subjects in your final project, you need to secure Institutional Review Board approval PRIOR to gathering data. The official approval and survey/interview document must be included in and with your proposal approval form (previously Form 3).
- When do you need IRB approval?
- Graduate Project Approval Form for Non-Thesis/Capstone (Replaces Form 3)
Final Paper/Project Handbook
Some of these documents are in .pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view them. Download Adobe Reader for free.
All Applied Masters students should use the Applied Master’s HandbookForm-5-Applied-Prepresentation-Form in order to correctly format their final course papers/projects and should supplement with other specialized handbooks that may come from their departments or are available online. The current handbook is updated to provide guidelines for APA 6th Edition.
Front Matter Template
The template is provided for your convenience in properly formatting your final project. The use of templates is not mandatory, but it may assist you in ensuring that your final product meets the formatting requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. Please contact our office if you experience any difficulties.
Application for Graduation (Form 4)
Submit the Applied Master’s Application for Graduation during the first week of the term you plan to complete your degree directly to the School of Graduate Studies.
- Form 4: Applied Masters Application for Graduation (submit online)
- Form 4-Applied Masters Application for Graduation (submit via email attachment)
Graduate Project/Presentation Final Approval (Form 5)
The purpose of Form 5 is to verify that each member of the candidate’s graduate committee (Advisor, Instructor of final course, Field Representative, and Non-Departmental Member) has read and provided feedback to the student of the final paper prior to scheduling the presentation. This approval also indicates the paper is ready for the presentation in the final course. Guidelines as to presentation expectations will be outlined in the final course for your specific degree.
Graduate committee members (Advisor, Instructor of final course, Field Representative, and Non-Departmental Member), who are viewing the content of a presentation electronically, may access the Applied Masters Presentation Evaluation-Committee Member form online.
Students may evaluate their program with the Applied Masters Program Evaluation-Student form.