Directed Research is usually conducted through the supervision of MFA core faculty member, although in some instances you may wish to seek out other UWB and UWS faculty. You can earn up to 15 elective credits of Directed Research. When your petition is approved, the Graduate Office will send you a faculty code allowing you to register for BCWRIT 598. Please discuss this request with your proposed Directed Research Faculty Advisor prior to submitting a petition. You are encouraged to discuss plans with your thesis advisors who will be copied on the approval request. While their approval is not required, do keep in contact with your thesis advisor.