Students may arrange to work on independent study projects under the direction of a regular full-time department faculty member.
PhD students should register for CSCI-GA 3813-005 for between one and nine points, as determined by the supervisor of the project. Only when the student is engaging in a second project within the same semester, usually with a second faculty member, should he or she register for a second section of independent study.
There is no specific limit on the number of independent study research points taken by PhD students each term. However, PhD students are expected to keep their 72 point academic career threshold (all semesters combined) in mind, as well as consult with their academic advisors prior to registering each term.