Approval of Thesis or Dissertation Proposal
Students must receive approval of their thesis or dissertation proposal from their thesis or dissertation committee. The committee is appointed by the dean of the college upon the advice of the appropriate department chair.
In some departments, students may not begin research prior to admission to candidacy without the approval of an advisor. The thesis or dissertation must present evidence of a mastery of the literature in an area of study, a significant contribution to knowledge, and the ability to conduct independent research.
Every thesis, dissertation or other research project involving the use of Human subjects must be approved by the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects before research is started. Students should consult their faculty advisors for information. For additional information or an application form, contact the Office of Research Policies, Compliance and Committees, 316 Ezekiel W. Cullen Building, (713) 743-9204.
The final draft of the thesis or dissertation must be completed and submitted to the advisory committee as early as stipulated by the committee, but no later than the deadlines specified in the academic calendar.
Catalog Publish Date: January 14, 2013
This Page Last Updated: November 28, 2012