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Terminal Degree
These are also referred to as professional master’s degrees and include degrees with descriptive titles, such as Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), or Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.). These are degrees that prepare you for a profession. Any further education at the Ph.D. level isn’t considered necessary to enter your career field.

Theoretical Framework
Theories are developed by researchers to explain phenomena, draw connections, and make predictions. The theoretical framework of a research project explains and evaluates the theories that support your research.

Thesis Proposal
The purpose of a thesis proposal is to demonstrate that your thesis topic and proposed research methods can lead to a successful master's or doctoral thsis. It must be approved by your committee. 

In a nutshell, a thesis is one huge gigantic research paper! A thesis is almost always required if you’re pursuing a Ph.D., some master’s programs require them as well. Your thesis is an original and significant contribution to research in your field and your shining academic achievement.

Visiting Student (VS)
A non-program student who is taking courses for transfer of credit to another post-secondary institution.

Visiting Research Student (VRS)
An individual who has been admitted to USask for the purpose of engaging in an approved plan of research with a faculty supervisor.

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