Graduate Directed Study Application Form

This form should be submitted during pre-registration. The deadline for submission is the end of the drop/add period.

Minimum requirements: 3.5 cumulative GPA.

NOTE: Directed Studies cannot exceed a total of 8 credit hours towards a degree.

The CR/NC grading option cannot be applied to directed studies.

Name*
Will the proposed project replace a degree requirement?*
Please attach a 250-word abstract of your project and paper, as well as a working bibliography (please list 20-30 sources). You should also include a list of sources upon which you will follow-up - providing a general indication of other sources to consult (i.e., French newspapers, congressional legislation, etc).
The traditional outcome of a directed study is a series of required readings and a research paper on the subject in question. A minimum of 15 written pages per credit of directed study is required. The equivalent work per credit is required for projects whose direct outcome is not one written paper. A student is also required to meet with his or her project sponsor regularly throughout the semester in question. Please indicate the expected outcome of the directed study. Research paper, creative project, etc.
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Project Sponsor - Approval

Name*
I have agreed to sponsor this student's Directed Study:
Please indicate your method for evaluation and grading criteria of the project and any other comments. Please indicate the rationale for the project and why the learning outcomes cannot be achieved through a standardly thought course. Be certain to indicate the frequency you expect to meet with the student.

Advisor Approval

I have agreed to sponsor this student's Directed Study:

Graduate Program Director Approval

I have agreed to sponsor this student's Directed Study:

Graduate Office Approval

I have agreed to sponsor this student's Directed Study:

Registrar Approval

Directed Study has been registered:
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