The Dissertation Project is one of two capstone projects in the Psy.D. program (along with Doctoral Internship) and consists of the student completing clinically focused, qualitative research, compiled in the form of a dissertation. This course is designed to support students though the process of selecting a topic, conducting a literature review, focusing research objectives, developing the research instrument and procedures, compiling and reporting research data, presenting conclusions and giving recommendations for action or further study. The Dissertation Project class is divided into four stages; Stage 1: Chapter Two, Stage 2: Chapter One, Stage 3: Chapters Three and Four, and Stage 4: Chapter Five. The Dissertation Project Coordinator must approve all stages before giving credit for this course. Once a student enrolls in PY-920, he or she must be continuously enrolled in this course until all stages have been approved and credit for the course has been granted. Students will receive a NC for this course if they have not completed all requirements before the last day of the trimester and will be enrolled in the course again the following trimester. It is expected that the student will take approximately one to two years to complete his or her dissertation, but it is possible for the student to finish PY-920 within one trimester or take up to five years to complete this course. The student will have five years from the date first enrolled to complete this class; otherwise, the student will remain ABD (All But Dissertation) and will not be awarded the doctoral degree.
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