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Graduate Advising


The Graduate Coordinator will advise entering M.A. students until they have selected a major professor. First semester students may not register for 7000; in subsequent semesters students may register for 7000 only with the written approval of their Major Professor. M.A. students shall choose a Major Professor by the beginning of the tenth week of their second semester. All committee changes must be submitted in writing to the Graduate Coordinator.

Graduate students who wish to change the composition of their committees will not be expected to inform individual faculty members of their decision; the Graduate Coordinator will notify all members of the new committee as well as any committee members who no longer will be serving on the student's committee.


The Graduate Coordinator will advise entering Ph.D. students until they have selected a Major Professor. Students must select a three to five-member committee, consisting of a Major Professor and two to four other faculty members, as soon as possible upon starting the program, and will not be allowed to register for dissertation hours until they have selected a committee. Any change in the composition of the Advisory Committee must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator who will immediately inform in writing all faculty members affected by the change.

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