The 2020-2021 Cycle is now closed. For the 2021-2022 cycle, MAGS is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Thesis Awards in the two broad categories of the (1) Biological/Life Sciences and (2) Humanities. The effective date of degree awarded, or the completion of master’s degree requirements, must fall between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021.
Each nomination must include
A statement of support from the nominee's advisor or the Graduate Director for the program. The statement should provide insight on the level of scholarship and research demonstrated within the thesis, and should explain how this original work makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline, as well as any impacts beyond the discipline.
An abstract of the nominated thesis, submitted as a standalone document.
A link to the electronic copy of the completed thesis in Proquest.
The 2020-2021 call for nominations is now closed. You may submit a nomination for 2021-2022 below. The deadline for submission of materials will in October 2021.