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Doctoral Student Resources

Richard G. Trefry Library

The Trefry Library offers extensive access to online databases, books, open access resources, and research guides. Librarians are available to provide personalized research assistance.

Communities and Writing Groups

Within your cohort, you are strongly encouraged to form interest communities and writing groups to motivate each other and provide accountability during the dissertation process. Faculty advisors contribute to these groups and facilitate writing groups as requested.

Professional Development

You are encouraged to attend professional events, such as conferences organized by the Policy Studies Organization, which has an affiliation with APUS, American Council on Education (ACE), and other discipline-specific conferences.

Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board assists researchers in conducting research ethically and protecting human subjects during a research project. If you plan to complete a research project with human subjects, you should become familiar with the IRB website and process before submitting a proposal.

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