One of two possible capstone research experiences for the Master’s of Art in Art with Specialization in Art History Degree. Sustained, written examination of one particular topic in the history of art or design which synthesizes current scholarship in the field, and which contributes new research or theoretical analysis. Must be submitted to and archived by the NIU Graduate School at the end of the student’s graduating semester according to the published deadline of NIU’s Graduate School. May be repeated. Once the master’s research thesis work begins, students must enroll each semester through the graduating semester.