The format of every thesis should include an “Abstract”, an “Introduction or Background” section that reviews the literature as well as provides a rationale for the problems addressed, a “Materials and Methods” section, a “Results” section that presents the experimental data, and finally a “Discussion” section that summarizes the conclusion and postulates about avenues for future perspective work. 

The Thesis Advisory Committee comprises three to five members; two to four are faculty in the International Master’s Program of Biomedical Sciences (IMPBS) and one member is from outside CMU. The thesis must be submitted to the Thesis Advisory Committee at least one week prior to the defense to permit the members adequate time to review it.