For Ph.D. theses, I think nobody would disagree with adding acknowledgements. But what is the stance in different places for a bachelor’s and/or master’s thesis. Should a bachelor’s or master’s thesis include acknowledgements? up vote 3 down vote favorite should a master’s or a bachelor’s thesis include. Preparing for a Thesis Defense Kate Hemeon, M.A The thesis defense committee includes the three members of your thesis committee plus an external reviewer. Answer to Does the thesis include a plan of development?a. Yesb. No.