Appendix Two: Schedule for Writing S.T.L. Thesis
SCHEDULE FOR RESEARCH AND WRITING OF THE
S.T.L. PAPER FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
The following schedule is for students enrolled in the S.T.L. program on a full-time basis. Part-time students may extend the schedule as required in consultation with the President. Students may interrupt their course of studies for up to five years.
(1) During the first quarter of the second year of the S.T.L. program, the student will choose a director, who will agree to meet with the student on a regular basis throughout the period of researching and writing the S.T.L. paper. The student and director will confer on a regular basis, approximately every 3-4 weeks, to review the student's progress.
(2) By the end of the first quarter of the second year, the student will submit a proposal for the licentiate paper topic to the President of the Ecclesiastical Faculty. The President will forward the proposal to the members of the Graduate Board for review and approval.
(3) During the winter quarter, the student will make any necessary revisions in the proposal. By the middle of the winter quarter of the second year, the student will have received approval of the thesis proposal from the Graduate Board.
(4) During the remainder of the winter quarter, the student will ordinarily be expected to spend significant time. in research and writing of the S.T.L. paper. The student will submit a working draft of the paper to his or her director at the end of the winter quarter of the second year. Bishops of ordained students will be informed of this expectation. If a student is assigned to full-time responsibilities in a parish, the writing schedule can be negotiated with the President.
(5) Usually, the student will continue to develop and revise the S.T.L. paper during the spring quarter of the second year of the program. The student will submit a final draft during the spring quarter. The director will assign a grade to the completed paper.
(6) Extensions for completing the thesis (e.g., for students pursuing the summer Schedule*) are granted by the President of the Faculty. If a student has not finished the thesis for five years after finishing all other work, extensions for up to five more years may be granted. Each annual extension in this latter period carries a charge of $100.