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  School of Criminal Justice 2011–2013 Master of Arts Program Independent Study  

Independent Study

Students who decide to take an independent study course while in attendance at the School of Criminal Justice should be aware of the following rules and procedures:

  • A student must complete 12 credits of coursework prior to enrollment in an independent study. A master's degree student may accumulate no more than a total of 6 credits in either independent study or fieldwork toward the degree.
  • During the semester prior to enrollment in the course, each student must obtain the approval of a faculty member who agrees to supervise the independent study. The student must complete an application (available in the Office of Academic and Student Services) that describes his or her coursework for the semester. This form must be signed by the student and the supervising faculty member. Once completed, the form should be returned to the Office of Academic and Student Services. The student is not permitted to enroll in an independent study course without a completed and approved application submitted to the Office of Academic and Student Services.
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