References should be limited to relevant literature. However, only references pertinent to the proposed research should be included.
This proposal consists of a document submitted to an approved Thesis Committee at least one week prior to an oral presentation of the proposal to the Committee and a general audience. Exceptions can be made by prior agreement with the thesis committee.
The Thesis Committee must approve the thesis proposal but no letter grade is given.
Include the title, the date, your name and signature, the advisor's name and signature, and the notation "Thesis Proposal".
Note that you also require a signature from the academic office to confirm that your proposal adheres to the format described here. Include your long-term objectives and specific aims.