Graduate Research Plans (MS degrees)
To meet research literacy and writing requirements for a graduate degree, the student should contact the department chair and/or graduate coordinator to select one of the following Research Plan options (I, II, III or IV). All students seeking a master’s degree must register for the appropriate research foundations course the first time it is offered, and after they are admitted to the College of Graduate Studies. Research Plans I, II, III and IV are as follows:
- Plan I: Research Literacy
- Plan II: Research Project
- Plan III: Thesis
- Plan IV: Field Study
For determining which Plan is required for a student obtaining his/her degree, including the specific details of the required Research Plan, the student should contact the department chair and/or graduate coordinator in his/her program of study.
Doctoral Student Support
To aid the dissertation success of doctoral students enrolled at Austin Peay, the College of Graduate Studies and the Academic Support Center provide the below-listed experts. Within reason, the listed experts provide their expertise to doctoral students at the request of Doctoral Faculty*. Please note that the breadth of knowledge for technical writing and mathematics is simply too much for any one expert to be knowledgeable, and therefore, additional experts may sometimes aid the doctoral student.
*Doctoral Faculty are those faculty who oversee the doctoral student’s dissertation. Only Doctoral Faculty may solicit, on behalf of the doctoral student, the help from experts listed below.
Expectations for Doctoral Students
The below experts will attempt to provide their services in meaningful ways that empowers learning. The experts will not be solving the doctoral students’ current “problem” but rather guide the student to relevant solutions and alternatives. In short, the experts will not rewrite manuscripts or solve math/statistics problems for the doctoral student. Again, please be aware that only the Doctoral Faculty person overseeing the dissertation can request help from the below listed experts on behalf of the doctoral student.
For Technical Writing Support
Dr. David Major
Professor, Languages & Literature
For Mathematics and Statistics Support
Dr. Matt Jones
Professor, Mathematics and Statistics