Extra thesis chapter

One option for fulfilling the GHHP research requirement is to write an extra chapter on the health policy or global health implications of a science thesis. Please note that this is only an option for hard science, engineering, and computer science concentrators.

Students wishing to pursue this option should set up a meeting with the GHHP program to discuss it in person (please email Debbie Whitney). The extra chapter, along with the thesis, must be emailed to GHHP by the beginning of Reading Period in the student's final semester of enrollment.

Here are specific instructions:

1) For students whose last term is Fall 2022, the due date is Friday, December 2 at 11:59 pm. For students whose last term is Spring 2023, the due date is Thursday, April 27 at 11:59 pm. If you need an extension, you may request one from Debbie.

2) Send your thesis and extra chapter in one email message but as two different files; they must be named [Last name_First name_thesis] and [Last name_First name_GHHP chapter]

3) Include the name of your thesis advisor in your message.

4) Please note these editorial requirements for the extra chapter:

  • minimum of 15 pages in length, not including graphics or bibliography
  • double-spaced
  • Times New Roman size 12 font
  • 1-inch margins
  • citation style mandated by your concentration

5) Click here for a detailed guide on the content and process of writing a GHHP extra thesis chapter.

Students pursuing this option should keep in mind that although in some cases the GHHP Secondary Field may be able to offer some research and writing guidance from a Health Policy graduate student, it's more likely that the extra chapter is something the student will have to undertake independently.

It is also important to note that one semester of the thesis tutorial will double count for the GHHP Secondary Field. Therefore, thesis writers will not be able to double count any other concentration course for GHHP.


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