May 18, 2022  
2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Research Requirements


 

 Graduate Research Plans

To meet research literacy and writing requirements for a graduate degree, the student should contact the department chair and/or graduate coordinator to select one of the following Research Plan options (I, II, III or IV).  All students seeking a master’s degree must register for the appropriate research foundations course the first time it is offered, and after they are admitted to the College of Graduate Studies.  Research Plans I, II, III and IV are as follows: 

 

  • Plan  I:   Research Literacy
  • Plan II:   Research Project
  • Plan III:  Thesis
  • Plan IV:  Field Study
     

For determining which Plan is required for a student obtaining his/her degree, including the specific details of the required Research Plan, the student should contact the department chair and/or graduate coordinator in his/her program of study.

Research Involving Humans and Animals

All research concerned with human subjects must be approved by the Austin Peay Institutional Review Board. Most departments with graduate programs have representatives on this review board. Forms for submitting human research proposals and guidance in their preparation are available on the College of Graduate Studies website at www.apsu.edu/cogs/irb.

All research involving animals must be approved by the University Animal Care and Use Committee. Departments that conduct animal research are represented on this committee. Forms for submitting animal research proposals and guidance in their preparation are available in the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, located in the McReynolds building, room 110.

Continued Enrollment to Complete Graduate Research Requirement

There will be an assessment of tuition and fees for the continued enrollment of those graduate students who have completed all course work, not to include the research plan component of their degree requirements.  During a two-semester “grace period,” tuition and fees will be waived and enrollment is not required.  Summer terms are not considered to be semesters.  Beginning the third semester, students who have not completed their theses, field study reports, research project papers, or research literacy papers must re-apply for graduate admission and will be assessed tuition and fees for a one credit hour course each semester until completion of the requirement.