UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.
There are a variety of research opportunities available to our students including thesis, project, and involvement in faculty research in a variety of capacities.
Specifically the thesis will:
The project may also be a piece of research, though narrower in scope and more focused than a thesis (e.g., a pilot study or a program evaluation). It may also involve the development, implementation and evaluation of an action-oriented intervention.
Completion of a thesis is not appropriate for all students, but can be a good choice for students interested in enhancing their research skills. The thesis can also benefit those who are considering going on to a doctoral program and a possible career in university teaching and research. Again a thesis is not a guaranteed option, and the specifics need to be negotiated with an individual faculty member.
A project might be a good choice for students interested in enhancing their program design, intervention and evaluation skills, and it might also benefit those students pursuing careers in human services and community development.
CSP students are highly encouraged to discuss the thesis or project option with their CSP faculty advisers.
Our faculty are engaged in a variety of research endeavors including work through various labs, groups, and centers. Take some time to review Faculty Bios on our website.
In addition, there are a few research centers within our college: