Project Description

Master’s Thesis/Project Approval (TPA)

Students Who Need This Form

Due Date

During your second semester, after the Supervisory Committee Approval form, successful thesis proposal defense and all regulatory approvals are in place. Your thesis defense is scheduled after the Thesis Proposal Approval form is accepted.

Signatures Needed

  • Student
  • Major professor
  • Committee members
  • Department head
  • Vice Provost of Graduate Studies
  • IRB (if needed)


The Master’s Thesis/Project Approval form confirms you successfully defended a research proposal and have the necessary regulatory approvals to conduct the proposed research are complete.

For updates on IRB regulations and to determine whether your research requires IRB approval, visit the IRB website.

You, your major professor, committee members, department head, Vice Provost of Graduate Studies, and IRB (if needed) will receive an email notification from ServiceNow, to review and approve the Thesis/Project Approval form. Once all signatures are obtained electronically, all parties will receive a final email from ServiceNow with a completed form.