Follow the submission instructions for your degree program in Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, Interior Design, or Landscape Architecture

IMPORTANT: DocuSign PowerForms require an instructor's UT EID email address. An EID email address is the EID followed by "@eid.utexas.edu" (<eid>@eid.utexas.edu). You can find an instructor's UT EID in the Directory.

Architecture Graduate Programs

M Arch I, M Arch II, MA, MSHP, MSSD, MSUD, ARC PhD

ARC CONTENT REQUIREMENTS

Attach a single pdf to the DocuSign PowerForm that includes:

  • The proposed course description: In one carefully worded paragraph, explain the semester-long aim of the independent study. A paragraph or two that clarifies the limits and/or structure of the proposed investigation may follow.

  • Educational objectives: In a series of bullet points, list the skills and knowledge foundations that you, the student, will come to understand over the course of the semester.

  • Justification: Address if this is a substitution for a required course or an independent research project on a topic not currently offered within an organized course. Explain the exact reason for any requested substitution, why it is necessary to complete the requirement independently rather than as part of an organized course. Specify whether you seek major credit, minor credit, studio credit, Advanced Theory credit, or Advanced History credit. NOTE: History course credit will only be granted for independent study done in residence in Austin or as part of a UTSOA study-abroad program.

  • Texts/Precedents: Your course must relate to the current academic discourse on the topic. Provide a general and brief description of the competing theories by other authors and/or designers that will inform your semester-long exploration.

  • Description: Describe the overall direction of the independent study in more detail. Explain which topics will receive particular attention, how you will focus the course and how this particular course engages with other coursework in the School of Architecture.

  • Assignments and evaluation: In what form will you present your research? Courses include regular measures to evaluate a student’s progress such as tests, papers, and projects. Include detailed and thorough assignment descriptions, grading rubrics and due dates.

  • Bibliography: Provide an annotated bibliography using any standard citation style.

  • Schedule: Provide a schedule that includes WEEKLY MEETINGS between you and your supervisor (Skype is ok) OR THE PROPOSAL WILL BE RETURNED. The proposal must also delineate completion dates for required deliverables, with regular checkpoints between student and instructor, due dates for projects and assignments, and a list of specific topics to cover on a week-by-week basis. 

ARC EID addresS LIST

IMPORTANT: DocuSign PowerForms require an instructor's UT EID email address. An EID email address is the instructor's EID followed by "@eid.utexas.edu" (<eid>@eid.utexas.edu).

Architecture Graduate Programs Faculty EID Address List

If not on the pdf above, you can find an instructor's UT EID in the Directory.

Independent Study PROPOSAL FORMS AND DEADLINES

Initiate the appropriate DocuSign PowerForm:

ARC Independent Study Proposal Form
M Arch I History or Theory Elective Proposal Form

  • Summer 2017 Independent Study Proposal Deadlines
    • Forms must be at the Graduate Adviser level by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 8.
    • It is your responsibility to make sure you have submitted to your supervisor with sufficient time to make it to the Graduate Adviser level. It is your responsibility to make sure your supervisor has approved it by the deadline.
    • If any reviewer declines your proposal, you will have two days to resubmit with the necessary revisions.
    • Summer 2017 Independent Study Proposal forms must be final approved (all revisions approved by the Graduate Adviser and GSC Chair) by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 12.
    • If your proposal is not final approved by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 12, you will be unable to enroll in the Summer 2017 independent study course.
    • The ARC GSC will not review late submissions.
  • Fall 2017 Independent Study Proposal Deadlines
    •  Forms must be at the Graduate Adviser level by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 31. 
    • It is your responsibility to make sure you have submitted to your supervisor with sufficient time to make it to the Graduate Adviser level. It is your responsibility to make sure your supervisor has approved it by the deadline. 
    • If any reviewer declines your proposal, you will have two days to resubmit with the necessary revisions.
    • Fall 2017 Independent Study Proposal forms must be final approved (all revisions approved by the Graduate Adviser and GSC Chair) by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 7.
    • If your proposal is not final approved by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 7, you will be unable to enroll in the Fall 2017 independent study course.
    • The ARC GSC will not review late submissions.

ARC Terminal Project FORM AND DEADLINES

Terminal Project Proposals include Master's Design Studio (MDS), Urban Design Project, and Thesis proposals. They do not include HP Departmental Report proposals, which are part of an organized course and processed separately.  

     ARC Terminal Project Proposal Form

  • Summer 2017 Terminal Project Proposal Deadlines
    • Forms must be at the Graduate Adviser level by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 8.  
    • It is your responsibility to make sure you have submitted to your supervisor with sufficient time to make it to the Graduate Adviser level. It is your responsibility to make sure your supervisor has approved it by the deadline.
    • If any reviewer declines your proposal, you will have two days to resubmit with the necessary revisions.
    • Summer 2017 Terminal Project Proposal forms must be final approved (all revisions approved by the Graduate Adviser and GSC Chair) by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 12.
    • If your proposal is not final approved by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 12, you will be unable to enroll in the Summer 2017 terminal project course.
    • The ARC GSC will not review late submissions.
  • Fall 2017 Terminal Project Proposal Deadlines
    • Forms must be at the Graduate Adviser level by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 31.
    • It is your responsibility to make sure you submit to your supervisor with sufficient time to make it to the Graduate Adviser level.
    • It is your responsibility to make sure your supervisor has approved it by the deadline.
    • Fall 2017 Independent Study Proposal forms must be final approved (all revisions approved by the Graduate Adviser and GSC Chair) by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 7.
    • If your proposal is not final approved by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 7, you will be unable to enroll in the Fall 2017 independent study course.
    • The ARC GSC will not review late submissions.

Community and Regional Planning Graduate Programs

MSCRP, MSCRP Dual Degrees, CRP PhD

CRP content requirements

Attach a single pdf to the DocuSign PowerForm that includes:

  • The proposed course description: In one carefully worded paragraph, explain the semester-long aim of the independent study. A paragraph or two that clarifies the limits and/or structure of the proposed investigation may follow.

  • Educational objectives: In a series of bullet points, list the skills and knowledge foundations that you, the student, will come to understand over the course of the semester.

  • Justification: Address if this is a substitution for a required course or an independent research project on a topic not currently offered within an organized course. Explain the exact reason for any requested substitution, why it is necessary to complete the requirement independently rather than as part of an organized course. Specify whether you seek major credit, minor credit, studio credit, Advanced Theory credit, or Advanced History credit. 

  • Texts/Precedents: Your course must relate to the current academic discourse on the topic. Provide a general and brief description of the competing theories by other authors and/or designers that will inform your semester-long exploration.

  • Description: Describe the overall direction of the independent study in more detail. Explain which topics will receive particular attention, how you will focus the course and how this particular course engages with other coursework in the School of Architecture.

  • Assignments and evaluation: In what form will you present your research? Courses include regular measures to evaluate a student’s progress such as tests, papers, and projects. Include detailed and thorough assignment descriptions, grading rubrics and due dates.

  • Bibliography: Provide an annotated bibliography using any standard citation style.

  • Schedule: Provide a schedule delineating completion dates for required deliverables. The schedule should include regular checkpoints between student and instructor, due dates for projects and assignments, and a list of specific topics to cover on a week-by-week basis.

CRP EID ADDRESS LIST

IMPORTANT: DocuSign PowerForms require an instructor's UT EID email address. An EID email address is the EID followed by "@eid.utexas.edu" (<eid>@eid.utexas.edu). 

CRP Graduate Programs EID Address List

If not on the pdf above, you can find an instructor's UT EID in the Directory.

CRP FORMS AND DEADLINES

Initiate the appropriate DocuSign PowerForm:
     CRP Independent Study Proposal Form

  • Summer 2017 CRP Independent Study Proposals must be completed (approved by the supervisor) by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 5.
  • Fall 2017 CRP Independent Study Proposals must be completed (approved by the supervisor) by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 11.

     CRP Thesis or Professional Report Proposal Form

  • Summer 2017 CRP Thesis A or Professional Report Proposals must be completed (approved by both supervisor and second reader in the DocuSign system) by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 5.
  • Fall 2017 CRP Thesis A or Professional Report Proposals must be completed (approved by both supervisor and second reader in the DocuSign system) by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 11.

Interior Design Graduate Programs

MID I, MID II

ARI FORMS

Initiate the appropriate DocuSign PowerForm:
ARI Independent Study Proposal
ARI Terminal Project Proposal 

IMPORTANT: DocuSign PowerForms require an instructor's UT EID email address. An EID email address is the EID followed by "@eid.utexas.edu" (<eid>@eid.utexas.edu). You can find an instructor's UT EID in the Directory.

ARI Content requirements

Attach a single pdf to the DocuSign PowerForm that includes:

  • The proposed course description: In one carefully worded paragraph, explain the semester-long aim of the independent study. A paragraph or two that clarifies the limits and/or structure of the proposed investigation may follow.

  • Educational objectives: In a series of bullet points, list the skills and knowledge foundations that you, the student, will come to understand over the course of the semester.

  • Justification: Address if this is a substitution for a required course or an independent research project on a topic not currently offered within an organized course. Explain the exact reason for any requested substitution, why it is necessary to complete the requirement independently rather than as part of an organized course. Specify whether you seek major credit, minor credit, studio credit, Advanced Theory credit, or Advanced History credit. 

  • Texts/Precedents: Your course must relate to the current academic discourse on the topic. Provide a general and brief description of the competing theories by other authors and/or designers that will inform your semester-long exploration.

  • Description: Describe the overall direction of the independent study in more detail. Explain which topics will receive particular attention, how you will focus the course and how this particular course engages with other coursework in the School of Architecture.

  • Assignments and evaluation: In what form will you present your research? Courses include regular measures to evaluate a student’s progress such as tests, papers, and projects. Include detailed and thorough assignment descriptions, grading rubrics and due dates.

  • Bibliography: Provide an annotated bibliography using any standard citation style.

  • Schedule: Provide a schedule delineating completion dates for required deliverables. The schedule should include regular checkpoints between student and instructor, due dates for projects and assignments, and a list of specific topics to cover on a week-by-week basis.

Landscape Architecture Graduate Programs

MLA I, MLA II

LAR FORMS

Initiate the appropriate DocuSign PowerForm:
LAR Independent Study Proposal
LAR MDS Proposal

IMPORTANT: DocuSign PowerForms require an instructor's UT EID email address. An EID email address is the EID followed by "@eid.utexas.edu" (<eid>@eid.utexas.edu). You can find an instructor's UT EID in the Directory.

LAR Content requirements

Attach a single pdf to the DocuSign PowerForm that includes:

  • The proposed course description: In one carefully worded paragraph, explain the semester-long aim of the independent study. A paragraph or two that clarifies the limits and/or structure of the proposed investigation may follow.

  • Educational objectives: In a series of bullet points, list the skills and knowledge foundations that you, the student, will come to understand over the course of the semester.

  • Justification: Address if this is a substitution for a required course or an independent research project on a topic not currently offered within an organized course. Explain the exact reason for any requested substitution, why it is necessary to complete the requirement independently rather than as part of an organized course. Specify whether you seek major credit, minor credit, studio credit, Advanced Theory credit, or Advanced History credit. 

  • Texts/Precedents: Your course must relate to the current academic discourse on the topic. Provide a general and brief description of the competing theories by other authors and/or designers that will inform your semester-long exploration.

  • Description: Describe the overall direction of the independent study in more detail. Explain which topics will receive particular attention, how you will focus the course and how this particular course engages with other coursework in the School of Architecture.

  • Assignments and evaluation: In what form will you present your research? Courses include regular measures to evaluate a student’s progress such as tests, papers, and projects. Include detailed and thorough assignment descriptions, grading rubrics and due dates.

  • Bibliography: Provide an annotated bibliography using any standard citation style.

  • Schedule: Provide a schedule delineating completion dates for required deliverables. The schedule should include regular checkpoints between student and instructor, due dates for projects and assignments, and a list of specific topics to cover on a week-by-week basis.