Plan B: Project
In highly unusual circumstances, when a student's interests do not lend themselves
to the Master's Thesis format, the department may approve a Master's Project. The
Master's Project is not a shortcut to graduation; it is reserved for those students
working in the creative arts or other fields where the demonstration of expertise
requires an unusual format (i.e. film, art, photography).
Students approved for Plan B will be required to go through the same proposal and approval process as students working on a thesis. In addition, Plan B students will be required to take a set of comprehensive exams on the major themes in Environmental Studies and the student's specialty area. The topics of the exams will be determined in consultation with the student's Project Advisor, the Graduate Coordinator, and the Department Chair.