Final Project Enrollment

The M.S. in Global Media and Cultures requires 6 credits of Project courses that complete a final project. Students in the M.S. in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies have the same options, although a coherent final project is not a requirement of this degree. 

Eligible Courses: The following courses are used for this requirement: MS Project, MS Thesis, Internship. In some cases, “Special Problems” (Independent Study) may be counted toward the final project credits, with approval from the project advisor and director of graduate studies, if the independent study is done for the purpose of making progress on the final project. 

Requesting a Project Course: Project courses are generally created on an individual basis for each student, including the specific language and faculty member advising that student. Students must request that a course be created for them. You can do so by filling out the Individual Course Request Form on the Graduate Program Canvas Site. 

Timeline: Typically, project course credits are completed during the summer semester. Students may request an alternate timeline by getting approval from their project advising committee and graduate program leadership. 

How to Enroll: After the course is created, you will receive an email from our Academic Program Manager with the CRN number for your individualized project course. This one CRN is all you need to register for the Summer. During enrollment, you will be able to adjust the number of credit hours based on your situation. Please follow these instructions:

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I change the number of credit hours for the course?

  • When you first enroll in the course, it will show that it is only one credit hour (1.000).  You will need to change the number of credit hours this course is worth based on your requirements for graduations (instructions in bullet point below)

  • After adding the CRN number in the Add/Drop classes section of Buzzport, click on the number under “Cred” and manually type in how many credit hours the course will count for (ex:  1.000, 4.000, 6.000, etc.)

How many credits should I enroll for? 

  • If you took 12 credits per semester in Fall and Spring, you will enroll in 6 credit hours in Summer semester. 

  • If you are aware of additional credits that you have been granted permission to count toward the degree, please factor these into your calculations for how many hours you need to graduate. 

  • International students must enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours.

  • Non-international students may enroll in 1 or more credits.