University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy and Management

Honors Thesis

A PPPM honors thesis offers qualified students a challenging academic experience, opportunities for independent work, and interaction with faculty members. PPPM majors in the Clark Honors College, and non-Honors College PPPM majors who meet eligibility requirements, may complete a thesis in the department. The program’s honors thesis revolves around an independent project of original research developed by the student and carried out under the direction of one or two faculty members. An honors thesis should also demonstrate excellence in scholarship. Specifically, an honors thesis should:

  • Examine a unique topic or difficult issue from a unique perspective
  • Provide a thorough synthesis of the literature relevant to the thesis topic
  • Demonstrate excellence in terms of research methods
  • Be a well-written polished document

More information on thesis writing and PPPM Departmental Honors, including eligibility requirements, can be found here.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the PPPM Undergraduate Advisor early in the thesis process.


This page updated July 22, 2013

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