Thesis Process

You will develop and complete your thesis over the course of your final year in MES.

General Timeline

  • Fall: Develop your thesis design in Case Studies and Thesis Design, get matched to an advisor, and submit your thesis prospectus.
  • Winter: Data collection and analysis. If your thesis concept requires data collection in a different season, talk to a core faculty as soon as you can!
  • Spring: Summary of interpretation of results, public presentation, and final submission. Due on Friday of Week 10.

Before you can graduate, you must finish all 72 credits of the degree and complete and submit the thesis. Your reader must also submit their evaluation of your thesis.

Submitting Your Thesis

Read the MES Thesis Handbook (PDF) for thesis submission process and thesis formatting details.

You will need one printed copy to be submitted to The Evergreen State College Library archives. This copy must also have your thesis reader’s signature. You will also submit a PDF of your thesis on a CD or flashdrive to be used in library circulation. You can pay for additional print copies for your personal use.