Thesis research is a nine-month, eight-credit project, which requires a two-step registration. Some students may progress through the Master’s Thesis Part One step at a faster rate than others depending upon the readiness of the thesis proposal and thesis director availability. Ordinarily all students are required to register for both steps to obtain the full eight credits for the thesis. Occasionally candidates may have a 100% complete proposal and an assigned thesis director upon completion of Crafting the Thesis Proposal. If so, they can register for an eight-credit version of the Master's Thesis in one registration step.