Independent Study

Independent studies enable students to enrich their university experience by pursuing learning in a closely supervised program that provides opportunity for individual investigation of subject areas not covered in regular course offerings.

Graduate students may receive credit for a maximum of 6 units of independent study to be applied toward their degree program. No more than 4 independent study units may be applied toward one project. A maximum of 4 independent study units may be taken during one academic term. The independent study is recorded as XXX599 or XXX799 on the student’s permanent academic record.

A professional student (those with 60 or more transferred units) who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 may receive credit for a maximum of 9 independent study units to be applied toward a degree program. No more than 4 units may be applied toward one project, and a maximum of 9 independent study units may be taken during one academic term. The independent study is recorded as XXX497, XXX498, or XXX499 on the student’s permanent academic record.

An Independent Study/Course Tutorial Application and proposal must be submitted to the registrar’s office in the Graduate and Professional Center by the Last Day to Add or Drop Classes or Submit Independent Study Proposals. An independent study fee of $125 per unit will be assessed in addition to the regular tuition charge.