The objective of an independent study is to provide students an opportunity to pursue a topic of their interest with in depth supervision of a faculty member.
- An independent study is designed to accommodate exceptional cases and advanced students.
- Each credit of independent study should be roughly equivalent to 56 hours of work (based on the model of one hour per week of contact time and three hours of additional work in a 14 week semester). The ratio of contact time to independent work is decided by the instructor.
- An independent study can be one credit or more, however the typical independent study is three credit hours. A student should have completed at least 40% of their program before taking an independent study and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. All current MIS faculty – full time or part time – are eligible to work with students on an independent study.
- All approved MIS independent studies count as an MIS elective.
- Fill in the form below and submit to the MIS department or relevant program director. After initial review, the form is then submitted to the MIS department chair for final approval.
- Upon completion, the MIS department will register the student.
Note: Each semester, all independent study students may be required to do a public department-wide presentation on their work. This requirement is over and above the specific requirements of the specific independent study.