Graduate Academic Policies

Thesis/Dissertation Committee Formation

Timely formation of thesis and dissertation committees

  • MS students should form their committees by  ORD-  the official reporting date or 12th day of class of the semester of their defense, which is their graduating semester.
  • PhD students should form their dissertation committee two weeks prior to their proposal defense. For departments who do not have a proposal defense it will be the same time frame as MS students listed above.