QAS 599 and QAS 600 students: Here are important requirements
and conditions for completing the required thesis or project.

  1. When a student enrolls in QAS 599, the master's thesis or project topic must be
    approved by the Academic Coordinator before starting the course. If the student has
    not already received Milt Krivokuca's approval, he may be reached at (310) 243-3880.
    This requirement will not be waived.
  2. The student must have approved topic and select a committee by the end of QAS 598S.
    There will be no exceptions to this deadline. The committee must consist of three members, one of which will be the coordinator. The student may notify the MSQA Office by fax (310) 516-4423, by email at or by letter with this information. The thesis or project is due to the MSQA Office one month before the submission deadline to the Graduate Studies Office (This is September 10 for the Fall term and February 10 for the Spring term). The thesis or project is due to the Graduate Studies Office for Fall term on October 10 and for Spring term March 10. The completed thesis or project is due for submission to the University Library on or before December 15 for Fall term and May 15 for Spring term. The MSQA Program will not offer QAS 599 or QAS 600 during any Summer term.

  3. By the time the student starts writing the thesis or project the student should
    purchased the most recent edition of the CSUDH Thesis and Project Guide.
    The student should read the guide thoroughly before starting to write the thesis
    or project. Use the designated style manual, APA, Publication Manual of the
    American Psychological Association.

    Do not drill, spiral, put holes or extra marks on the thesis or project. Contact
    Anne Garrett in the Graduate Studies Office at (310) 243-3308 and at email She has regular office hours and can help the
    student with his/her thesis or project with formatting concerns.

  4. As the student's committee and the Graduate Studies Office review the thesis or project,
    be sure to promptly make the corrections requested at each stage of the thesis or project process and return not only the corrected copy but also the initial copy with the corrections made by the Graduate Studies Office. They will compare in detail the initial copy with the corrected one to make sure all changes have been made.

  5. Once the Graduate Studies Office has released the student's thesis or project to
    the University Library for publication the student must pay the fees. See the CSUDH
    Thesis and Project Guide
    for the correct form and contact the University Library
    at (310) 243-3679 for further assistance.

  6. Having completed all other requirements for the MSQA degree, the student needs
    to enroll in QAS 600 and use the term to complete the thesis or project requirements.
    (This means that the student has already taken QAS 599, received a grade of "SP,"
    satisfactory progress, and has taken all the other QAS courses and meet the graduation requirements for the MSQA degree.)

    By following the information given to the student here, the student ability
    to complete the thesis or project in one term will be greatly enhanced.