If you have questions regarding your academic work, course selection, culminating experience or other program related questions please refer to the information contained on this page. If you have further questions please feel free to contact the Program Director, Program Coordinator, or your faculty advisor.
Policies and Procedures
Program of Study
The Plan of Study (iPOS) functions as a contract between you, your department, and the Graduate College. Your iPOS will contain certain degree requirements such as coursework and a culminating experience which must be listed before it can be approved. Your department graduate support staff should be your initial contact regarding what requirements you must meet for your iPOS. After your iPOS has been approved at all levels, including your department and the Graduate College, you can log into myASU to complete committee or course changes, or to file a petition.
The iPOS should be submitted when you have completed and registered for at least 50% of your coursework. The iPOS link will appear when you log into myASU.
The iPOS system is designed to be user-friendly. If you would like step-by-step instruction on completing and submitting the iPOS, please see the iPOS Student Training Manual.
Courses numbered 500 or higher are graduate level courses. A maximum of six credit hours of 400 level coursework may be used on an approved iPOS (400 level courses taken for a grade of Pass/Fail cannot be included on an iPOS). Courses with grades of “D” (1.00) and “E” (0.00) cannot be included on an iPOS. You may not include on your Plan of Study any credit hours that have been applied towards a previously awarded degree.
After you submit your iPOS please print out a copy and obtain the signatures of your MASJHR committee members and program director. Once the director has signed off please deliver the signed iPOS to Tosha Ruggles in FAB 301H. Your iPOS will then go to the Graduate College for final approval. Your Program of Study is not complete until the Graduate College has approved it. You can track the approval process online through your MyASU account.
Internship: MASJHR students are required to complete 3 credit hours of JHR 584: Internship. Download Internship Paperwork (PDF Format).
Individualized Instruction: Advanced students in the MASJHR program with specialized and well developed topics can choose to take either JHR 590: Reading and Conference or JHR 592: Research as an individualized instruction course that they work with a faculty member independently. In order to register for either JHR 590 or JHR 592 students must do the following:
1. Discuss the course with the faculty member that you want to work with.
2. Complete a one page description including the purpose and scope of the proposed course, specific requirements such as readling lists and assignments. You must also address how this individualized instruction course supports your larger program of study, why an individualized instruction course is necessary, and provide a general breakdown of how our activities will meet the necessary time commitments required by the number of hours you selected (45 hours of work is 1 credit hour. So for a 3 credit hour course you will need to do 135 hours of work).
3. Complete the online form and upload the one page description. Online Individualized Instruction Form
4. The Program Director will give final approval for the course and you will receive a line number to register online.
Thesis/Applied Project: Students are eligible to register for their Thesis (JHR 599) or Applied Project (JHR 593) if they meet all the following criteria:
No student will be allowed to register for either JHR 599 or JHR 593 until an approved proposal is on file. No exceptions to this policy will be made. Please allow enough time for your proposal to be approved and revised as necessary.
Download the Thesis/Applied Project Proposal Form