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This LibGuide was created to assist students in the thesis research and writing stage of the Special Studies masters program at the Athenaeum of Ohio.

Throughout this guide you will find links to databases, templates, and tools to assist you. If you have any additional questions or recommendations to improve this guide, please contact the library.

To see previous MA theses, visit the basement level of the library, far right section of compact shelving. You may also find bound theses in our catalog by clicking here.

Thesis Requirements

  • Register for 4 credit hours*
  • A thesis 50-60 pages in length
  • Research topic in one of the four areas of the MAT curriculum: biblical studies, Christian living, historical theology/church history, systematic theology or some combination of these areas.

OPTION 1

  • Register for 2 credit hours*
  • A 500-level paper** of 25-30 pages in length
  • Research topic in some area of biblical studies.
  • Requires some use of either Hebrew or Greek.

OPTION 2

  • Register for 4 credit hours*
  • Replaces either the OT or NT 2 credit elective
  • A thesis 50-60 pages in length
  • Research topic in some area of biblical studies.
  • Requires some use of either Hebrew or Greek.
  • Register for 6 credit hours of Thesis Direction over two semesters (3 credits per semester)
  • Research topic in some area of the Catholic intellectual tradition.
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Notes

*Register in the semester during which the bulk of writing will be done.

**A 500-level paper is often written in the context of a regularly scheduled course. The student asks the professor for permission to do so, then obtains a 500-level course form from the registrar’s office. The student and professor complete the form. The 500-level course will be called MAB Research followed by the title of the course.

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