MUHP Senior Honors Project

MUHP Senior Honors Project: Your own project idea that can take a variety of forms, including an interdisciplinary thesis, creative arts project, or service learning project.


  1. Brainstorm an idea.  Discuss this idea with your advisor, or Honors Program director Dr. LaGrand
  2. Fill out the Honors Program application for your Senior Honors Experience
  3. Ask a professor to oversee your project as your Faculty Sponsor
  4. Develop a syllabus/proposal for your project. This will include the project title, project description, time-line, resources to be used and project outcome (e.g., research paper, etc.) Sample syllabus
  5. Register for the credits for your honors project with the Registrar's Office.  link to credit registration  Use the course number HONR 498 for the first semester of your honors project.  Use the course number HONR 499 for the second semester of your honors project.  (Students usually take 1 credit one semester, and 3 credits the second semester.  Which order depends on your project.  For instance, if you are doing a research project, your first semester could be one credit, while you assemble your research.  Your second semester would be three credits, where you use your research to create a paper and a presentation. (4-6 credits over two semesters)
  6. Presentation  End of second semester of your project.
  7. Submission Email your Honors Project (power point, pdf, word document) to . A second copy can be submitted to the Messiah University library archive MOSAIC

samples of recent Honors Projects

Parameters for MUHP Honors Projects:

  • Projects must be of graduate-level quality.
  • Projects must reflect the methodological, theoretical, and substantive expectations for scholarship in the project area.
  • Projects must be pursued over two consecutive semesters for a total of 4 to 6 graded credit hours.
  • Projects may begin during junior year.
  • Projects must culminate with some type of public presentation.

Actuarial Science
Applied Health Science
Computer & Information Science
Economic Development
Studio Art
Sustainability Studies