A thesis was a long essay written by a student-candidate for a degree. The essay was based on the personal research of the student.
During her academic career, Leah Brahms wrote two theses, Subspace Processing Modes in Warp Propulsion Applications, for her Master of Cybernetics and Higher Order Warp Field Propulsion Applications, for her Doctor of Theoretical Physics. These theses were mentioned on her biographical data file. (TNG: "Booby Trap", okudagram)