College of Science and Health > Student Resources > Office of Advising & Student Services > Graduate Advising > Degree Requirements > 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. Non-thesis/dissertation final projects do not require publication, but the College of Science and Health, Office of Advising & Student Services must be informed of the student's successful completion.
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
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 associate director of graduate student services at CSHGraduation@depaul.edu 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 Report, which also must be emailed to the associate director of graduate student services at CSHGraduation@depaul.edu by the last day of finals of the conferral term.