Thesis Instructions

Standard Thesis

This option is recommended for those who desire to continue their education at the doctoral level. A thesis is intended to demonstrate that a student is sufficiently acquainted with research methods to replicate and add to previous significant research or to undertake original research. Thesis projects are often designed to solve practical problems and answer practical research questions; in other cases they deal with underlying theoretical questions and issues that are of general interest to scholars and professionals.

In the thesis project, the student is encouraged to investigate a particular policy issue. The student may choose to examine the foundations of an issue from a biblical perspective, its history in public affairs, its present status, and conceptually how it should be resolved in a biblical way in the future. The thesis may also involve the design of a strategy for implementation of the policy as thus formulated.