(1 credit)  This course is required of MA students who have successfully completed all coursework toward their degree with the exception of their final degree requirement. Students must register for PHL501 to maintain residency in their program for each term that their thesis is in process toward final submission and approval, or until the comprehensive exam is taken. Students are strongly advised to meet with their project advisor in regard to staying in compliance with policies on degree completion. Pre-requisite: PHL500 Masters Thesis/ Comprehensive Exam (4 credits).