Those who may be interested in further graduate study may find it particularly helpful to take an independent study course in which they can work to develop their research and writing skills. No more than 5 total courses required for the master of arts, master of sacred music or master of divinity degrees can be completed by external independent study.
The signature of the instructor indicating approval of course design must be obtained on the appropriate independent study form below (or available at the Registrar's Office). The signature must be obtained and the form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office within the first 5 weekdays of the term. Please also PRINT the instructors name on the form where indicated.
Effective J-Term 2007-2008, all independent studies which are offered as courses during the current academic year are required to have the signature of the Division Chair on them as well. Please note this on the form by the faculty signature area.
All Independent Study forms (for 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 courses) are subject to the same deadlines for adding/dropping as regularly offered courses.
Students are encouraged to make 2 copies of the Independent Study form BEFORE submitting them to the Registrar; one for the instructor and one for personal files.
Kairos continuing education courses are available for students to take as a half (0.5) course for elective credit. Check out the Kairos course catalog, availableonline at www.luthersem.edu/lifelong_learning/kairos
. Register for the Kairos class in the Center for Lifelong Learning and with the Registrar's Office by using an independent study form.