Students registered for PA 5398: Applied Research Project will meet at regularly scheduled hours with their supervising professor. At the beginning of the semester, professors will establish deadlines and procedures for submission of the research paper. As a general rule, students should be prepared to turn in their paper in final form by the last day of classes for that semester.
If a student fails to turn in an acceptable first draft of the paper, they will be advised to drop the course and re-register the following semester. Failure to drop by the required deadline could result in a grade of "F" for the course.
Three copies of the final draft should be prepared for the committee review one week before the oral exam. If the student submits an acceptable first draft but fails to complete an approved final draft before the established end-of-the-semester deadline, the student may receive a grade of "I" (incomplete) for the course. Students must complete the applied research project within 12 months or the "I" grade will revert to an automatic "F".
The Applied Research Project requires the review and signature of two committee members. The committee is assigned during the semester the student is enrolled in PA 5398: Applied Research Project.
The paper should contain an extensive bibliography, appropriate citations, and normally be formatted according to the APA style guide.
The student must turn in one copy of the paper in final form to their supervising professor. Upon approval of the paper, the professor will assign a letter grade to the student.