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THESIS INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS


·  Size and reference requirements:

- Master's thesis, 25,000 words minimum utilizing at least 25 reference works.

1.   You will have to be prepared to defend your Master's thesis upon request by the review committee.    
2.   You may go more than 25,000 words but you cannot go less than 25,000 words.
3.   It must be a significant addition to the body of theological, biblical, or Christian Living, study.


- Doctoral thesis, 50,000 words minimum utilizing at least 25 reference works.

1.        You may go more than 50,000 words but you cannot go less than 50,000 words.

2.       You will have to be prepared to defend your Doctoral thesis upon request by the review  

          committee and complete any rewrites upon notification.

 

3.       Doctoral thesis must be of publishing quality.  Decisions of the college will be binding 

          concerning whether or not the thesis is of" publishing quality".

4.       Doctoral thesis must be presented in electronic format for review purposes.

Upon completion of rewrites and acceptance by STWBC, thesis must be presented in bound format and also in electronic format.

5.       You will have to be prepared to defend your Doctoral thesis upon request by the review   

          committee and complete any rewrites upon notification.

 

6.       Thesis must be a significant addition to the body of theological, biblical, or Christian Living,

          study.

The decisions of the college will be binding concerning whether the work is a "significant addition".


·  Thesis credits application: Students will receive credits for thesis that is accepted by STWBC.

1.       A subject of your choice that relates in some way to your major. Your subject should not be too broad. For example, a Bible major should not write on “All About the Bible” but he may write on “Steps of Christian Growth as Shown in the Life of The Apostle Peter” or “A Study of the word Walk from the Book of Ephesians” or “What Motivated the Apostle Paul.” A Christian Education major might write on a subject such as “Teaching Elementary Math” or “Paul’s Teaching Methods.”

 

Contact our office if you need further help in selecting a topic.

 

2.      A minimum of 75 pages. All work must be typed, double-spaced, on one side only of letter size paper (8 1/2” by 11”). Your margins should be about one inch all the way around. The font size should be 12 point type.

 

3.       Footnotes are not required, but you must have a bibliography listing at least fifteen sources of material used.

 

 

4.       Plan for about 7-12 chapters (of 7-12 pages each) in order to reach your minimum number of pages.

·  Formatting, Binding, and Grading:
- Both of the following are required:

-  Electronic copy: A copy of the thesis must be submitted in electronic format.  Electronic formats include: pdf file; Word; WordPerfect; Open Office; or any other word-processor format.  This copy will be required to be sent first for purposes of assessment to determine any required corrections.  E-mail: mail@spreadthewordbiblecollege.org

Student will also be required to defend their thesis upon request by the review committee.  Student will be notified when it has achieved final acceptance and at that time a final electronic copy that includes all required corrections will be sent to the college for inclusion in the student's e-file.


- Hard copy: This copy will be sent after student has been notified that their project has been accepted.

Project or thesis needs to be properly formatted and bound (glued binding, comb binding, etc.)  -  Minimum formatting requirement includes: Title Page, Table of Contents, Introduction, Body (including proofs, comparisons, etc.), Conclusion/Summary (you may include Epilogue if you so desire but it is not required), and a Bibliography & References

NOTE: Your completed project must be submitted as a bound copy (spiral or plastic comb binding accepted). Be sure to keep your own copy, as Spread the Word copy cannot be returned.



Content:
-  Thesis subject must be approved by STWBC.

Thesis and Research Paper Approval
This must be submitted before proceeding with your thesis or research paper.
 
PERSONAL INFORMATION
Last Name
First Name

LEVEL INFORMATION
Programme:
Department:

SUBJECT:
Tentative title for your
thesis or research paper.
Title can be changed later with prior approval.

Description
Name and brief description of your subject.
Limit is at least 50 characters and not more than 200 characters.
Characters are not words.  Characters are letters, numbers, symbols, and spaces.

Process
A brief description of how you will proceed with your
project.
At least 50 characters and not more than 500 characters.
Characters are not words.  Characters are letters, numbers, symbols, and spaces.

References
PRELIMINARY REFERENCE LIST
1. Title, Author - Please use a comma between Title and Author
2. Title, Author - Please use a comma between Title and Author
3. Title, Author - Please use a comma between Title and Author
4. Title, Author - Please use a comma between Title and Author
5. Title, Author - Please use a comma between Title and Author

List at least 5 of the references that you will use in your
Thesis.
(Your
thesis will require more than 5 but give 5 of them in this list.)
References can be existing works on your subject or works that address some point you will address in your
project. While writing your thesis you can use normal informational works such as Bibles, Dictionaries, Concordances, Lexicons, etc., but do NOT include those types of reference works in this preliminary list.



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