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Independent Study and Research Credits

What are the options for independent study or research credits?

There are several options at the graduate level to earn credit for devoting time to research activities, including work on the master’s thesis or the doctoral dissertation.

CAS 594: Research Topics

CAS 594 allows students to earn credit for supervised activities on research projects conducted either individually or as part of a research team under the direction of a member of the faculty.

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CAS 596: Individual Studies

CAS 596 allows students to earn credit for individual (non-thesis and non-dissertation) research projects that are supervised by a faculty member.

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CAS 600: Thesis Research

CAS 600 allows students to earn credit for time and effort devoted to their thesis research.

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CAS 601: Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time

CAS 601 allows students to earn credit for time and effort devoted to their dissertation research.  Enrolling in CAS 601 also allows students to meet The Graduate School’s requirement that students be continuously enrolled through the completion of their degree.

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