Independent Study

Students in the MS Communication program may choose to complete an Independent Study for course credit, with a limit of 8 credit hours of Independent Study allowed toward the degree.

Students may propose a topic for Independent Study at any time. A proposal is required and should be submitted for approval before the start of the term in which the independent study is taken. You may obtain a proposal form from the department office.

An Independent Study is an agreement between a student and a full-time faculty member to pursue a course of study. These courses are restricted to students who: 1) want to study a topic beyond an offered course, 2) want to take a course that is not offered but that falls within the area of expertise of a faculty member, or 3) need a requirement that was not offered during the student’s tenure. Students may not take an undergraduate course for independent study credit.