MPPA Thesis/Project

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We have posted information to help guide you through the thesis/project process. Writing a thesis or project can be intimidating, so the best thing you can do is:

  • stay organized,
  • stay on task,
  • and listen to your advisors.

PPA 500 Course Syllabus

First thing to do is read the syllabus. This has the most up to date information. Expect to come into PPA 500 with at least the first two chapters of your thesis/project complete (the introduction and the literature review).

Steps and Documents

Use the chart below to help keep up with the steps you need to take to finish your thesis/project.

Steps: Documents:
Before enrolling in PPA 500 Advance to Candidacy
Satisfy the GWAR
  PPA students satify the GWAR by earning a grade of B or better in PPA 200.
  ULD students satify the GWAR by earning a grade of B or better in PPA 220B.
Planning Your Thesis •Use the Pre-Thesis Form
•Follow the Department's Finishing your Thesis plan
Write Your Thesis/Project Checklist
Continuous Enrollment
 This link takes you to the Office of Graduate Studies
 continuous enrollment page. They post the form during
 the submission period.
•Human Subjects Research: contact Andrea Venezia and visit the
 Office of Research Affairs Forms and Procedures page
Sacramento State Office of Graduate Studies forms
Sacramento State Office of University Registrar forms
Sacramento State Library Research Guides
 Public Policy and Administration
Thesis Formatting Workshop
Graduate Studies Templates and Guides type directly into the template
Changes to Your Plan
(just in case... ) 
Data Change (address/phone number only, for name changes
 go to Admissions and Records in person LSN lobby)
Graduation Date Change
Petition for Currency
Petition for Exception
Finishing Up Checklist (same as above, you'll need it again here)
Graduation Application
Microfilming Binding Receipt
Thesis/Project Receipt
Degree/Certificate Posting Timeline