Master’s Program Advisory Committee

Every M.S. student is to have an Advisory Committee established during the first semester of graduate study. The graduate student, in consultation with his or her major advisor, should select an Advisory committee consisting of at least three members, which includes the major advisor and one graduate faculty member from outside the department.  All involved will comprise the examining committee for the student.  Once the Advisory Committee has been selected, the Master’s Program Advisory Committee form must be submitted to the department head and Graduate School.

The major adviser is appointed immediately after the student is admitted to the program of study.

The Master’s Program Advisory Committee oversees the student’s program of study and is chaired by the major adviser. Frequently, but not always, the major adviser also serves as thesis director and the Master’s Program Advisory Committee serves as the Master’s Thesis Committee.