The non-thesis option allows students to pursue their own educational goals through the selection of additional courses that fit their interests. We strongly encourage students who choose this option to consider an internship position arranged around an area of expertise or the development of a skill-set. The internship may be in a governmental agency or non-governmental organization in Colorado, the U.S., or internationally. Successful completion of an internship will be acknowledged on the transcript of the MA program. The decision to pursue the non-thesis option should be made by the semester following the completion of 18 credit hours.