Major Research Paper (MRP)
A paper of about 50 pages reporting research on a topic approved by a faculty advisor.
A project, such as a video or multimedia production, that breaks new ground in an area of applied work, with a Project Paper of about 30 pages documenting the work involved, placing it in the context of theory and practice in the field, and explaining its originality.
The project option permits MA candidates to undertake and report on advanced work in non-traditional ways. Projects could include an audio, video, or multi-media production, a website or network design, a photographic essay, technical manual, or strategic information plan, among many possible examples. The required project paper must document the work involved, place it in the context of the theory and practice in the field, and explain the originality of its contribution [how it "breaks new ground"].
A report of about 100 pages based on original research under the direction of a supervisory committee.