While the thesis should address an aspect of urban and regional planning, it may be qualitative or quantitative in design, and directed toward the discovery of new facts, the development of theory or frameworks, or an investigation of an existing body of knowledge. The thesis document usually includes an abstract, a literature review that delineates the problem of interest or a gap in existing knowledge, a statement of research objectives, an explanation of the research design and methods, a report of the results of the research, and a discussion of the findings and their implications for planning. While there are no specific requirements concerning the length, thesis texts are typically no less than 20,000 words or about 100 pages. The thesis is undertaken with the guidance and approval of a three-person thesis committee, including a Thesis Advisor who must be a full-time member of the MURP faculty who holds a professional degree or .
The Capstone Project should be carefully edited as the editing reflects the proper presentation of the report and the presentation. The unclear sentences will lead the main focus of the paper to a completely new direction. However, one should adapt the standard referencing styles. Innovative and inspirable writing style will lead the uninterested reader to read the paper. The paper should have proper margins and the page size should also be defined. The header, footer, page number and the end-notes are also the important part of the Paper; they should also be clearly edited.