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The following is a list of the COPH Contract Courses required for a variety of academic programs.  Please see the instructions for each to assist you in processing the required paperwork needed.  All of the forms listed are on the forms page unless otherwise stated.  All contract courses are "S" Satisfactory or "U" Unsatisfactory grades only.

Directed Research: (S / U Grade Only) The completion of an approved Training Program in the Protection of Human Subjects is required for all COPH students desiring to complete Directed Research. 

  • Follow the Instructions for the Education in Human Subjects Protection available at:
  • Complete a Registration Worksheet and attach copies of the NIH or CITI Certificate
  • (1 page) & Investigator Responsibility Certification (2 pages) and,
  • Type a one-page proposal (no hand written proposals will be accepted) that includes the following:
    • 1.       One typed paragraph description of proposed research
    • 2.       Objectives of the research
    • 3.       Required specific outcomes/products
    Submit the above documents with the Directed Research contract attached to the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office to receive a permit to register 

Dissertation: (S / U Grade Only) All students who are required to complete a dissertation will need to follow the directions below in addition to the Graduate Studies procedures and their individual departmental procedures.

Steps to completion for the College of Public Health only:

  • Contact and meet regularly with your committee
  • Follow the Graduate Studies procedures
  • Submit the announcement
  • If I change committee members
  • If the title changes do..
  • Download the Final Version Form
  • Get the required signatures
  • Submit the form with a spiral bound final version copy of the Dissertation to the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office

Independent Study: (S / U Grade Only) Discuss & complete the contract during an appointment with the instructor.  Attach to the Registration Worksheet and submit to the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office to receive a permit to register. 

Special Project: (S / U Grade Only) The completion of an approved Training Program in the Protection of Human Subjects is required for all COPH students desiring to complete a Special Project. 

  • Follow the Instructions for the Education in Human Subjects Protection available at:
  • Complete a Registration Worksheet and attach copies of the NIH or CITI Certificate
  • (1 page) & Investigator Responsibility Certification (2 pages)
  • Submit to the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office to receive a permit to register 

Specialized Study: (S / U Grade Only) Discuss your proposal & complete the contract during an appointment with the instructor. 

  • A typed proposal must include:
    • 1.       One paragraph description of proposed study.
    • 2.       Objectives of the study.
    • 3.       Required specific outcomes/products
  • Attach the contract & proposal to the Registration Worksheet and submit to the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office to receive a permit to register. 

Supervised Field Experience: (S / U Grade Only) Plan to contact the Field Placement Coordinator at least three months prior to the semester of registration.  A copy of the contract provided by the Field Placement Coordinator will be required for registration.  Attach a copy of the contract to the Registration Worksheet and submit to the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office to receive a permit to register. 

Thesis: (S / U Grade Only) All students who are required to complete a thesis will need to follow the directions below in addition to the Graduate Studies procedures and their individual departmental procedures.

Steps to completion for the College of Public Health only:

  • Contact and meet regularly with your committee
  • Follow the Graduate Studies procedures
  • Submit the announcement
  • If I change committee members
  • If the title changes do..
  • Download the Final Version Form
  • Get the required signatures
  • Submit the form with a spiral bound final version copy of the Thesis to the COPH Academic and Student Affairs Office

 

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