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Digital Masters Theses and Culminating Projects

About the Institutional Repository

The SUNY Open Access Repository (SOAR) is SUNY Oneonta's digital archive for Masters Theses and Culminating Projects. All items archived in SOAR are scholarly materials written by SUNY authors—students, faculty, and staff—that are described and displayed for users to download, read, and share with proper attribution to the authors. You can read more at the SOAR Content Guidelines page

Graduate students who choose to upload the full text of their Masters project make their scholarship available to readers around the world. The SOAR repository offers many benefits to graduate student authors:

  • Each SOAR item is assigned a permalink that students can share on CVs/resumes or applications for jobs or PhD programs.
  • Each SOAR item is described with complete metadata to indicate its author(s), publication information, an abstract or content description, and more. 
  • SOAR is indexed by Google Scholar.
  • SOAR provides usage statistics (the number of visits and downloads) for each item and collection.  

Want to see what your Masters project will look like in SOAR? Visit the SUNY Oneonta Masters Theses and Projects collection.

Submission Process 

After your Master's thesis or culminating project has been reviewed and accepted by your advisor, committee, or other departmental representative, you may submit your final project documents through the Submission Process page of this guide.  

Printed Masters Theses and Projects

SUNY Oneonta no longer prints and binds copies of Masters theses. Students who would like to get their thesis or project printed and bound at their own expense may contact Acme Bookbinding in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.

SUNY Oneonta Graduate Programs & SOAR Requirements

Program Name Department SOAR requirements
Biology MS Biology

Thesis or nonthesis options

Only thesis track students submit to SOAR

Lake Management MS Biology

Thesis or nonthesis options

Only thesis track students submit to SOAR

Museum Studies MA Cooperstown Graduate Program

History or science options; thesis or nonthesis options

Thesis track students submit to SOAR

Non-thesis projects submitted on a case-by-case basis

Nutrition and Dietetics MS Human Ecology

Culminating research projects submitted to SOAR as part of NUTR 581 Service Learning Project

Educational Technology Specialist (K-12) MSEd Secondary Education and Educational Technology Theses submitted to SOAR as part of EDUC 695 Graduate Seminar (Educational Technology)
Literacy Education MSEd Elementary Education & Reading

Culminating research projects submitted to SOAR as part of EDUC 695 Graduate Seminar (Literacy)

School Counselor (K-12) MSEd Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education Final project is a professional portfolio -- students submit a record only (not full text) to SOAR
Special Education 
  • Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) 
    MSEd or MST
  • Childhood (Grades 1-6) MSEd or MST
  • Generalist (Grades 7-12) MSEd
Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Final projects are completed during student teaching

Students submit an abstract only (not full text) to SOAR