The RCR Academic Policy for Master’s Thesis Students applies to all master’s students who register for thesis hours (courses numbered 7000) starting Fall 2014. Applicable master's students, as part of their degree requirements, must complete at least one of the following options:
Successfully complete an online CITI RCR course.
Successfully complete a doctoral RCR course that satisfies the in-person RCR training requirement for doctoral students.
Successfully complete a master's RCR course that has been approved for RCR training (programs that wish to pursue this option should click here).
The RCR training must be completed and verified before the Request for Approval of Master’s Thesis Topic Form will be processed by the Office of Graduate Studies.
Important: Master’s thesis students who plan to transition to a doctoral program are strongly encouraged to complete the First Option and the Second Option above (click here for more information).