Master's Thesis Information

Master's Thesis Process

1.  A student pursuing a master's degree at Kettering University must choose whether or not to write a master's thesis, consistent with the requirements of the graduate program and the student's degree program.  Students in the bachelor/master's program must choose whether to write a bachelor's thesis (Option 1) or only a master's thesis (Option 2) no later than earning 8 credit hours of graduate credit.

2.  It is the responsibility of the student to find a faculty advisor willing to supervise work for the master's thesis.

National Photonics Initiative

The Photonics Lab at Kettering University supports the National Photonics Initiative (NPI). The National Photonics Initiative is a collaborative alliance among industry, academia and government seeking to raise awareness of photonics - the application of light - and drive US funding and investment in five key photonics-driven fields critical to US competitiveness and national security: advanced manufacturing, communications and information technology, defense and national security, energy, and health and medicine.

Data Governance Committee

Data Governance Committee

The IT department is leading an effort on campus to ensure data integrity and provide a uniform understanding of data across the organization.  This will allow us to leverage the reporting tool, Argos, and provide reports that allow for data driven decisions.  The following is a summary of what the team is working towards.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Kettering University supports a number of research opportunities for undergraduates.  A student may be sponsored to work on a project in a research lab during the school term or the work term.  The Center for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences (CCUE) provides an opportunity for students to conduct research work for completion of a thesis.  Interested students should talk with sponsoring faculty in his/her degree department, the CCUE office, or t