Each graduate program has its own research requirements and students should familiarize themselves with the appropriate requirements. Each graduate student who seeks faculty advisement while developing a research proposal, implementing the proposal design or completing the research requirement must register each semester or term for Research Guidance. A student who is enrolled in a graduate course at Saint Xavier University is not required to pay a fee for enrolling in Research Guidance. A student who is not enrolled in a graduate course at Saint Xavier University and is in the process of meeting the Research Guidance requirement must pay a fee of $100 each semester or term that Research Guidance is necessary.
Students should consult with their faculty advisor on compliance with the University's policies on experimentation involving human subjects. Students who are conducting research using data gathered about human subjects must request and receive permission to proceed from the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB reviews in advance all research proposals involving human subject data and monitors the progress of projects that have been reviewed by the IRB. The forms for review of research protocols are available in the Office of Academic Affairs.