Getting Started

You have likely heard the famous saying “there is no time like the present."

This should be your guiding light for starting - and continuing with - your thesis work. As soon as your Research Advisor approves your proposal and recruits your Thesis Director, you will receive e-mailed instructions on how to register for your thesis.

You should then initiate contact with your Thesis Director.

  • If you are near the Harvard campus, an in-person meeting works well - but phone, Skype, email, and other methods will also work as well

Often the first meeting is devoted to establishing mutual expectations, availability, and method for approaching your proposed thesis topic.

If you have any difficulties in communicating with your Thesis Director, contact your Research Advisor.