NOTE: Students working toward a thesis
degree will have the benefit of a committee of members of the graduate faculty.
Please check the requirements for your degree program to see if thesis is
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Information
Permission to Conduct Research Involving Human Beings -
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
both ethical and legal reasons, USF requires all researchers (including
students) who conduct studies involving participation of human beings to have
their projects reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) for
the Protection of Human Subjects prior to the start of their studies. Virtually
all research studies in the College of Education will require approval by the
IRB as these studies involve the use of human subjects. Master’s students who
have chosen the thesis option, must therefore complete the required IRB training and submit an application for approval
of their study by the IRB.