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January 7, 2016

General Examination: Admission to Candidacy for Doctoral Degree

A General Examination may be scheduled if: (a) the student has completed 60 credits (some of these credits may be taken the same quarter of the exam); (b) all required program examinations that do not need Graduate School approval have been completed and; (c) all members of the supervisory committee agree that the student’s background…


November 8, 2018

How to study for general exams

I could use some advice on how to study for General Exams in the social sciences. I’m especially having trouble getting through all the reading I’m supposed to do! Any tips on *how* to read for exams? How about studying for generals, more broadly? –Anonymous *A version of this question and the subsequent student answers…


January 7, 2016

Final Examination: Dissertation Defense

A Final Examination may be scheduled if: (a) a student passed a General Examination in a previous quarter; (b) a reading committee is officially established with the Graduate School; (c) the reading committee has read an entire draft of the dissertation and; (d) the entire supervisory committee has agreed that the student is prepared and…


Appointment and Responsibilities of a Doctoral Reading Committee

After the General Examination, the Graduate Program Coordinator uses MyGradProgram to inform the Dean of The Graduate School of at least three members of the supervisory committee who will serve on the reading committee. At least one of the members of the reading committee must hold an endorsement to chair doctoral committees. The reading committee…


Instructions for Video Conferencing in Doctoral Examinations

These are minimum Graduate School requirements regarding video conferences during doctoral examinations. Individual departments may have stricter requirements and participants should contact the departments prior to organizing these conferences. Graduate School Requirements As stated in Graduate School Memorandum 13, General and Final Examinations must have four committee members present — the Chair, GSR and at…


Doctoral Supervisory Committee Roles and Responsibilities

For information regarding establishing/revising doctoral committees, please review the step-by-step instructions. In consultation with members of the degree granting units, The Graduate School appoints a doctoral supervisory committee to guide and assist each student in working toward a doctoral degree. This committee oversees the student’s academic work throughout the program. All members of the supervisory…


Appointment of Doctoral Supervisory Committee

A supervisory committee is appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School to guide and assist a graduate student working toward a doctoral degree and is expected to evaluate a student’s performance throughout a program. A supervisory committee should be appointed no later than four months prior to a General Examination. Appointment of a supervisory…


Doctoral Degree Requirements

In order to qualify for the doctoral degree, it is the responsibility of the student to meet the following Graduate School minimum requirements: Completion of a program of study and research as planned by the graduate program coordinator in the student’s major department or college and the Supervisory Committee. At least 18 credits of course…


Doctoral Degree Policies

Doctoral Degree Requirements Transfer Credit Appointment of Supervisory Committee Doctoral Supervisory Committee Roles and Responsibilities Graduate School Representative (GSR) Eligibility General Examination: Admission to Candidacy for Doctoral Degree What if a committee member does not show up for the exam? Video Conferencing in Doctoral Examinations Candidate Certificate Appointment and Responsibilities of Doctoral Reading Committees Final…


March 15, 2016

History

Version 11.2 – October 29, 2018 Department scholarly merit based pre payment options for application of admission New help files and video tutorials Admissions material order moved in Admissions Review Version 11.1 – September  19, 2018 Preferred name, personal pronouns, and fullfillment of English preficiency added to the application for admission Access for departments to…


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