The project must be an educational-based action research project devised and conducted by the student. If the student will be developing a curriculum or educational intervention, the project must contain an evaluative component.
The end product for the project will be a manuscript of publishable quality, whether or not the student ultimately decides to submit the paper for publication. As a "project" and not a "thesis", the project is not published through the University of Cincinnati thesis publication process. If the project involved development of educational materials (curriculum, video, etc.), the materials may be submitted with the manuscript.
The student’s faculty adviser is particularly important in helping the candidate to complete a master’s project by providing advice on the project’s requirements, helping to define the topic and develop a research plan, reading drafts of the project to provide advice on revisions, and administering processes for approval of the project.
After completion of the project and manuscript, the student will present his or her project to the committee via web conference.