Each thesis or dissertation must be supervised by a committee of at least three members of the graduate faculty. The thesis or dissertation proposal must be approved by the committee and the title of the thesis or dissertation registered with the Dean of the Graduate School not later than the last day of classes in the academic term preceding the one in which the student expects to graduate.
All research proposals (whether for a thesis, dissertation, research in lieu of thesis, or a project) that involve human subjects, animals, or biohazardous materials, including recombinant DNA, must be cleared by the appropriate University Committee and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School before data collection begins.
If any research project involves human subjects, animals, or biohazardous materials, including recombinant DNA, it is the responsibility of the chairperson of the student's committee to review the proposal and insure compliance with University policy and guidelines. Further information and applicable guidelines are available in the Graduate School's Office of Research and Projects.
Approved by President effective 10/18/12
This policy was issued on October 18, 2012, replacing the April 3, 2000 version.
Document Reference: 1L8
Origin: AAT 87; AAT 116; OP 10/7/91; GR 4/23/12