The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Distinguished Thesis Award recognizes recent master’s graduates who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship in their theses. UC full-time faculty are encouraged to nominate a recently-graduated master’s student for this award. UC will then choose one student in each category (see below) to nominate to the region-wide MAGS competition.
In a change from past practices, MAGS will award the Distinguished Thesis Awards in two of four categories that alternate every two years. For the current award cycle, MAGS is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Thesis Awards in the two broad categories of Biological and Life Sciences and the Humanities. In the following cycle, the two broad categories will be Social Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering.