The Executive Committee of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) annually solicits for nominations for the MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards to recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master’s level. Each member of MAGS may nominate one candidate for the award.
MAGS is not currently soliciting for applications. It is anticipated that nominations for the 2014 competition will be due in early October 2013. The details on this page refer to the 2013 competition and are subject to change.
- will have earned a master of science degree between October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012
- will have completed an original thesis that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline
- will not have earned a PhD (or comparable research degree) in any discipline prior to the writing of the master’s thesis
Advisors may nominate eligible students by submitting to the Graduate School:
- A 300-word abstract of the nominated thesis that includes the significance of the research. Include the title of the work and name of the student, but not the University.
- A reference letter from the advisor. Please address letter to:
Peg Griffin, Ph. D.
Office of Graduate Programs
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Nomination packets are due by 4pm, October 9th to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School via e-mail or campus mail. Eligible students with a complete nomination packet will be evaluated by a panel of faculty from the University.
Recipients of the MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award will receive:
- A $750 honorarium.
- Travel expenses to attend the Annual Meeting. This year's meeting will be April 10-12, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The faculty mentor or thesis advisor will also be invited to attend the presentation ceremony.