The Center for Research and Doctoral Studies

Welcome from the Center for Research and Doctoral Studies (CRDS) Team 

The entire team of CRDS is thrilled to welcome you to this new semester! We provide some guidelines to assist you in writing your publications. The CRDS was launched to support student research across campus as HCU launches it doctoral studies.

This area provides updated information regarding lab services, academic writing, and events. We hope to be part of your educational journey. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

APA Style and Chicago Style Manual Guide: Links and Introduction

The American Psychological Association initiated the APA style to establish a set of norms for publications. It includes a series of standards to assist researchers or authors in achieving precise, exact, and remarkable writings. Individuals from psychology, nursing, education, business, engineering, and other disciplines utilize it to prepare scholarly papers, dissertations, and thesis manuscripts.

HCU Moody Library offers links, tips and video resources on how to write academic and professional papers. Click here to access the webpage.

How we Support Graduate Students

Houston Christian University students and faculty members may access this area for information regarding dissertations and theses. In addition, the writing lab is opened to graduate students and faculty members conducting research or preparing manuscripts for publications, grants, original research, and professional presentations.

Professional Editing Services

Houston Christian University does not advise or recommend any particular editor. The institution is also not liable for changes in enlisted editors’ contact information. Please contact the editors directly to set protocols and pay rates.

Dissertation editors listed here are independent contractors, not employees or affiliates of the graduate school.

The Research Process

The research process involves various steps, and dependent on your acquaintance with a topic, an efficient strategy is required to write a research paper. The Center for Research and Doctoral Studies equips students through this process by providing them with all the resources available in accomplishing their desired outcomes.

Learn more about how to start your research process by contacting your professor.


APA workshops, Conferences, Stats and Tats

The Center for Research and Doctoral Studies offers students APA workshops to assist them in writing and editing academic papers.

See other APA and non-APA events, workshops, and conferences offered by the American Psychological Association.


How can we help?

Write us at CRDS@HC.EDU to set an online appointments