By means of a Master’s thesis, a student has the opportunity to research, study and write on a topic or theme of the student’s choice, in one of the areas of specialization available in the M.A. program in Franciscan Studies. In the thesis, the student is expected to demonstrate the ability to do independent scholarship beyond material studied in classes, with the assistance of a faculty member of the School of Franciscan Studies who functions as director. The student is expected to have the ability to do research using materials written in at least one western European language other than English in addition to Latin, the language of primary medieval Franciscan documents. The process for approval of the thesis topic as well as the two readers, in addition to the time-line for submission of the approved thesis, follows the directives of the School of Graduate Studies of St. Bonaventure University.
- Credits: 6
- Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 15 hours of course work in the School of Franciscan Studies.