Thesis/Research Project Prospectus

Second-Level English Proficiency Exam - Thesis/Research Project Prospectus

Prior to submitting your Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and (CE) Culminating Experience, each student must write a 5 - 10 page thesis prospectus for the thesis or research project. The prospectus has two important roles. First, it serves as the second-level English proficiency assessment required of all CSU graduate students. Second, it serves to articulate the graduate student's research plan and progress to their graduate committee members. The major professor shall determine the format of your prospectus.


  • Submit your prospectus by June 1. Email the Thesis Prospectus and the signature page with the names and emails of your committee members to Giovanna Tuccori ( and the prospectus will be routed for you via DocuSign.  You will receive a copy of your approved prospectus.


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