Citation, Documentation of Sources
Q. How do you cite a resource in a Chicago-styled bibliography that happens to be a B.A. student’s thesis submission for her master’s degree?
A. It’s no more relevant to the citation that the student submitted the work for a master’s degree than if she submitted it to a publisher for publication. It’s a paper, and should be cited as such until it turns into an MA thesis. Please see CMOS 14.216.