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Thesis and Publication
Whether pursuing a thesis or non-thesis option, Florida Studies Program students should become acquainted with journals relevant to their fields of study. Non-thesis publications should be of the quality for consideration in one of the following journals, and thesis students may also wish to submit articles based on their work:
Because of the Florida Studies Program’s broad interdisciplinary nature and its goal to engage in public scholarship, students are encouraged to explore other avenues for sharing their work and discuss options with their advisor.
Non-thesis Option Requirements
Thesis Option Requirements
A thesis is strongly recommended for those who think they might ultimately pursue doctoral level study, or who might want to write a book in the future.
Typically, a thesis should identify some gap in our knowledge; elucidate one or more research questions that you hope to answer or shed some light upon; survey the published literature related to the subject of your research; establish relevant theoretical and methodological concerns while explaining how you intend to investigate your research questions; review the evidence you assemble and explain what you have discovered; and summarize your conclusions and your contribution to our understanding of the research questions you posed.
Addition information about thesis and non-thesis options can be found in the FSP Graduate Student Handbook.
IMPORTANT: Please note that the USFSP thesis submission process is different from that on the Tampa campus.
All FSP Resource pages (Research, Funding, Thesis and Publication, and Community Partners) are intended as a collaborative work-in-progress by and for the entire Florida Studies Program community. Please send suggested resource links to the program’s website manager, and include a brief description of why you think it belongs on this website.