All Interdisciplinary Studies capstone projects and theses are preceded by a formal research proposal approved by the student's entire 3-person committee. To help students prepare to write a successful proposal, they are required to take a 1-credit course, MAIS 797 - Interdisciplinary Studies Proposal.
This course provides a structured environment in which students work on their proposals with the MAIS 797 instructor and the student's project/thesis committee chair. The course culminates in the presentation of the research project/thesis proposal to an audience of peers and professors.
Prerequisites for MAIS 797 - Proposal consist of:
Further, students getting ready for MAIS 797 should:
The Interdisciplinary Studies graduate coordinator will admit a student to MAIS 797 after they have submitted the following items in soft copy to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Once the MAIS administrative coordinator has verified all of the items on the checklist, she will create a slot in the class. At that point, the student will log into Patriot Web to claim the slot.