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Phase I MSA Expectations and Course Requirements

  • Complete Phase I Interest Form during orientation
  • Attend MSA lectures and seminars
  • Meet one-on-one with an Associate Director
  • Meet potential mentors and discuss areas of interest
  • Select mentor and develop project goals
  • Review relevant scholarly literature
  • Attend and evaluate posters at the Annual Student Research Forum in December
  • Complete MSA Phase I Project Outline in Canvas by April 15
  • Complete an online research module by May 15th.
  • COMIRB - If your project involves human subjects, you must complete the COMIRB certification online and plan ahead to submit your protocol


MSA​ Summer IDPT 6090

Requirements​ and Timeline​
  • June 1, 2020: Attend Summer IDPT 6090 Orientation
  • Meet/communicate with your mentor at least bi-weekly. You will be expected to work on your MSA project for 20 hours per week, for 8 weeks.
  • July 24 2020: Submit Abstract and Annotated bibliography via Canvas.
  • July 27, 2020: Upload PowerPoint slides for Work in Progress Presentation via Canvas.​
  • July 29-30, 2020: Present current status of project and participate in Work in Progress sessions.
  • COMIRB certification and approval notice (if your project requires COMIRB approval) .
  • Students will be required to complete online evaluations and meet with the course directors as necessary to provide feedback.