As a master’s plan B student, you’ll be required to write a final paper or create a work of art. Your program of study must include 2-3 thesis credits.
The plan B paper is usually a literature review based on inquiry, systematic research and analytic critique of your findings. Your conclusions should enhance knowledge in your discipline. Although perhaps less intensive or original than a master’s thesis, a plan B paper must follow the standard USU thesis/dissertation format and reflect equivalent scholarship standards. You will defend your plan B paper, but it will not be reviewed by your assistant dean or signed by the dean of graduate studies. Like a thesis, your plan B paper will be submitted to the Merrill-Cazier Library for internal publication.