Students electing to complete a thesis (or considering it) should familiarize themselves with both this page and Graduate School's website, and thus be aware that the approval and submission of a thesis is a multi-step process involving both the Department of English and the Graduate School.

All institutional policies, procedures, and academic forms involving thesis submission are available on the Graduate School's page "Dissertation and Thesis Information."

Below you will find a detailed breakdown of the preparation entailed in beginning serious work on your thesis, including the M.A. Thesis Seminar, as well as submission instructions once your work is complete.

Departmental guidelines on thesis writing are also described below.


In practice, students have developed a wide range of thesis projects. Here are some ideas, with links to recent theses.

Additional topics can be found via the University's Digitial Georgetown repository.