Are Your Master Thesis

Choosing a topic for your master’s thesis is anything but an arbitrary process. After all, you’re going to be stuck with it for a long time. However, if you’re like most master’s students, you’re probably in graduate school because you have an interest in a particular area or subject. Your brainstorming process starts here.

Write down a list of all possible ideas, welcoming creativity throughout the process. An open mind and expansive approach are integral: While some of your ideas may not be feasible, others may lead in unexpectedly fecund directions.

It’s also useful to keep your career goals in mind when narrowing down your list of potential topics. While the job hunt may feel like it’s a long way off right now, it will be here before you know it and a relevant thesis can give you the leading edge when it does.

And while the idea generation process may be a solitary one, the selection process doesn’t have to be. Everyone from classmates to your thesis advisor can be ideal sounding boards for exploring potential ideas.

One last thing to keep in mind? Forget about finding the “perfect” topic. Why? Because it