Student Research

Student Research

Welcome to the UTHealth School of Public Health Office of Research. There are several steps in the student research process. Here you will find a general overview of the research process as well as detailed instructions and forms for submitting your proposal, formatting your CE, thesis or dissertation, getting IRB approval, and finding funding for your project.

  • For an overview of the culminating experience/student research process, please click on the CE/Thesis/Dissertation Guides below:

MPH Culminating Experience Guide

MS Thesis Guide

PhD/DrPH Dissertation Guide

  • For proposal submission instructions and forms, as well as IRB information, click on the “Forms and Instructions” tab above.
  • Templates for formatting your CE, thesis or dissertation can be found by clicking on the “Templates” tab above.
  • For information on funding opportunities, click on the “Funding Opportunities” tab above.

Your advisor or the Office of Research are always available to answer your questions on next steps in the process.

 

CE/Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Forms and Instructions:

CLICK BELOW for all of the CE/Thesis/Dissertation proposal forms, plus submission instructions:

Proposal Forms and Submission Instructions

CITI Training:

CITI - Human Subjects Training Requirement

UTHealth Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects:

UTHealth Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects  (UTHealth IRB)

iRIS  - Online Application for UTHealth IRB approval

iRIS Training - Optional training for completing an iris application

Research Compliance Guide

Other UTHealth Review Committees:

Office of Research Support Committees

Institutional Biosafety Committee, Chemical Safety and Radiation Safety; Animal Welfare Committee

Student Research Guides:

CE/Thesis/Dissertation Proposals Forms:

CLICK BELOW for individual forms:

Templates for the WCE/Thesis/Dissertation

The Templates and Template Checklist below are provided to assist you in formatting the pages of your CE/Thesis/Dissertation with correct margins, font style, page numbering and other style details. The Templates and Template Checklist can be used, if desired, to format the CE/Thesis/Dissertation proposal (optional).  The Templates and Template Checklist are required to be used to format the final CE/Thesis/Dissertation document (required).  More information about the proposal content and submission process is provided in the CE/Thesis/Dissertation Guides and elsewhere at: https://sph.uth.edu/research/student-research/.

Templates

Two templates are available: without Journal Article, or with Journal Article(s). Students should work with their CE/thesis/dissertation committee to decide which template is appropriate.

Template Checklist

The Template Checklist (below) provides written guidance and instructions for correct formatting. This checklist should be used as a companion to the final CE/Thesis/Dissertation templates, and it must be used when choosing not to create the final document using the actual templates (for example, when using LaTex or another program besides Word).

How to Use the Templates for the Proposal

Since your proposal will eventually become the beginning chapters of your final WCE/thesis/dissertation, you are encouraged (but not required) to use the templates for formatting the proposal. More information about the proposal content and submission process is provided in the CE/Thesis/Dissertation Guides and elsewhere at: https://sph.uth.edu/research/student-research/.  If you choose to use the templates for formatting the proposal, please omit the following sections, which are only included in the final CE/thesis/dissertation:

  • Signature page
  • Copyright page
  • Dedication
  • Title page
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Results
  • Discussion & Conclusion sections

Formatting the Final CE/Thesis/Dissertation

Students are required to use correct formatting for the final WCE/thesis/dissertation.  MPH and MS students should work with their advisor and CE/thesis committee to format the final document using the Template Checklist and Templates above. After the CE/thesis committee has approved the final document, students will upload an electronic copy of the final document to the ProQuest online repository. The Office of Research will review the final document online, after the final submission deadline date. For submission deadlines, please see “Important Dates” on the Student Research page: https://sph.uth.edu/research/student-research/  For more information about how to submit the final CE/Thesis, please visit the Office of Student Affairs page at: https://sph.uth.edu/current-students/planning-to-graduate/

    DrPH and PhD students are required to submit an electronic draft of the final dissertation to the Office of Research for a format review prior to submitting their printed, final dissertation. Students will also upload an electronic copy of their final dissertation to the ProQuest online repository, after the dissertation committee has approved the final document. For final submission deadlines, please see “Important Dates” on the Student Research page at: https://sph.uth.edu/research/student-research/  For more information about submitting the final dissertation, please visit the Office of Student Affairs page at: https://sph.uth.edu/current-students/planning-to-graduate/