In the Philippines, an academic thesis is named by the degree, such as bachelor/undergraduate thesis or masteral thesis. However, in Philippine English , the term doctorate is typically replaced with doctoral (as in the case of "doctoral dissertation"), though in official documentation the former is still used. The terms thesis and dissertation are commonly used interchangeably in everyday language yet it generally understood that a thesis refers to bachelor/undergraduate and master academic work while a dissertation is named for doctorate work.
Since 1997, Duquesne University’s PhD Program in Nursing has had the unique distinction of being the first completely online PhD nursing program in the country. ThePhD curriculum reflects not only the national trends in nursing research, but also the faculty research agenda including vulnerable and underserved populations. Applied research courses in both qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies will prepare students to function as independent researchers upon graduation. Pre-doctoral funding will be emphasized early on in the program. Courses (cognates) to supplement the student’s dissertation study have been developed and will also be offered online. The curriculum is research-focused and designed to prepare students for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry, creative scholarship, and research. Students have up to eight years to complete the program.
13. Include a title on your proposal. I'm amazed at how often the title is left for the end of the student's writing and then somehow forgotten when the proposal is prepared for the committee. A good proposal has a good title and it is the first thing to help the reader begin to understand the nature of your work. Use it wisely! Work on your title early in the process and revisit it often. It's easy for a reader to identify those proposals where the title has been focused upon by the student. Preparing a good title means: