If a student chooses to write a thesis, it requires eight courses and two research credits (597) for the completion of the master’s thesis.
A thesis or research paper based on joint work with other researchers is allowed provided that, in such cases, a unique and separate document is presented by each degree candidate.
University Style Guide for Master’s Thesis Two hard copies of the approved thesis must be submitted in separate, appropriate sized boxes or sealable envelopes to the Research and Academic Services (RAS) Office, 109 Towne Building. Font, Spacing, and Margin Requirements Any non-italic font 10-12 points in size should be used. For enhanced screen readability, use Arial (10pt), Courier New (10pt), Georgia (11pt), Times New Roman (12 pt), or Verdana (10pt) font.
The thesis must be printed single-sided on acid-free white paper, 20 lb. For footnotes, figures, citations, charts and graphs, a font of 8 point or larger should be used.
A cornerstone of the Gallatin program is faculty advising.
Because a program of individualized study requires faculty consultation and input, Gallatin offers several forms of advising.Each student is assigned a primary adviser, a faculty member with expertise in the student’s core area of inquiry.The administrative director and the faculty co-directors of the program also serve as general program advisers and are available to clarify the aims and policies of the MA program.This final product may take the form of an extended research paper, an artistic work or a professional project.In each of these formats, the student displays what he or she has learned through the program in a rigorous and creative piece of work.The hallmark of the Gallatin program is the student’s opportunity to tailor these choices to fit his or her distinct passions and goals.Students are also encouraged to take advantage of learning opportunities outside traditional classroom work in the various graduate schools of New York University.Although this page counts as page “i” of the preliminary pages, no page number appears on this page. A Table of Contents must be included if the thesis is 50 pages or longer.Pagination All pages except the Title Page (page i) must have a page number.Italic type may be used for quotations, words in a foreign language, occasional emphasis, or book titles.For the sake of readability, it is recommended that the text of the dissertation be double-spaced (except for footnotes, long quoted passages, and lists of tables and figures, which are single-spaced).