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GEOL 694: Graduate Thesis Research Design

Finding a Thesis or Dissertation

[Finding a Thesis or Dissertation]


  • Thesis: Capstone research for a Master’s Degree. Length: 1-2 journal articles.
  • Dissertation: Capstone research for a Doctoral Degree. Length: 3-5 journal articles.
  • CSUN Graduate Students: If you’re a current CSUN graduate student, you might want examples of recent successful theses from your department. Find them in ScholarWorks.
  • CSUN Alumni: If you wrote a thesis while at CSUN, search for yourself as an author in OneSearch.
  • Other Universities: Graduate research from other universities is available through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database.
  • Embargoed? Authors can choose to restrict access to their research for a few years, usually until they publish or patent their findings. Embargoed theses and dissertations are not available.
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