Final copies of theses must be submitted in photo-ready typed format, using a letter quality printer. Three bound copies of the thesis are minimal: two for the library and one for the department. Custom frequently dictates two additional copies: one for the thesis adviser and one for the student. The fees for binding and copying must be paid prior to or at the time an application for graduation is filed. Students should consult with their faculty adviser/graduate coordinator for official thesis style guides. Approval from the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB-PHS) is required before data collection involving human subjects may begin. Research protocol guidelines may be obtained from the chair of the IRB-PHS.