Thesis Track


Applying to the WGS thesis track

Please note:  Juniors applying to the thesis track must submit their materials to the WGS Office by 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2018.


Deciding to apply

Students who wish to engage in a yearlong process of original research, writing, and revision should consider applying to the thesis track. Work on the thesis track begins in junior year when students take the WGS junior tutorial, Research and Methods (WGS 98), and continues during senior year with the year-long senior tutorial (WGS 99).

Because the thesis is a lengthy and self-directed process, students should feel confident that the time devoted to researching and writing the thesis will not conflict with other senior-year academic, extra-curricular, and personal commitments. Please note that all thesis writers take an oral exam at the end of senior year.

Thesis Track Application for Juniors (Full and Joint)

Students who wish to pursue the WGS thesis track (both full and joint concentrators) must complete and submit this form to the WGS office.

Thesis track students must also approach potential tutors before applying. If a Graduate Tutorial Board member has already agreed to work with you, please provide your tutor’s name and email address with your application. If you have not yet secured a tutor, please provide the names and email addresses of at least two Graduate Tutorial Board members you have contacted.