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:
- READ THE SYLLABUS,
- stay organized,
- stay on task,
- listen to your advisors,
- and keep the magnitude of this activity in perspective (avoid perfectionism!).
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.
|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
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 (look for the "Human Subjects Research Application"), allow about 2 weeks for the committee to review your IRB documents
•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)
•Microfilming Binding Receipt
•Degree/Certificate Posting Timeline