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Non-thesis Final Project

At DePaul University, to facilitate registration and other requirements, a non-thesis final project is used for research and it's the document required for the master's degree in many departments and programs. All forms referenced in these requirements can be found in the Forms Library. This page contains information you will need about the non-thesis final project requirements from the inception to the completion of your project.

1. The graduate student must have a preliminary conference with his/her departmental graduate advisor or program director to decide on a research topic and faculty director of the non-thesis final project.

2. Once the research topic has been chosen, the student must submit a proposal: a written formal statement of the topic and plan of execution for the research. Your advisor/program director will let you know what form the proposal should take.

3. Once the proposal has been approved, a copy of the completed Approval of Proposal for Final Project form must be emailed to the graduate student services administrator at in the College of Science and Health's Office of Advising and Student Services.  Keep a copy of the completed form and of the proposal as approved for your own records.

4. Your program director must approve and sign the Final Requirements Repo​rt form, which also must be emailed to the graduate student services administrator at