Advisement for Ph.D.
Initial advisement should
occur just prior to the beginning of the semester (usually the week of
August 15th or for spring entrance January 2nd). As soon as possible,
students should seek an advisor from among the faculty in their Area of
Concentration. Until the student has found a permanent advisor, he or
she should seek advisement from the Director of Graduate Studies.
During the first several
weeks of the first semester in the program, new Ph.D. students will
meet collectively with the faculty and students in his or her Primary
area as well as Secondary Area.
Preferably during the
first semester, and no later than the middle of the second semester in
the program, the student should select a five member Advisory Committee
composed of graduate faculty, four from within the Department and one
outside the Department. The advisory Committee should consist of at
least two members in the Primary Area (one of whom will serve as
chair); at least one member in the Secondary Area; and one member from
outside the Department.
The student should meet
with the Advisory Committee for an Advisory Conference, at which time
the Committee will approve a comprehensive plan of study and file an
Advisory Conference Report with the Graduate College. The plan
specified on this Report must be approved by the Director of Graduate
Studies and the Graduate College.
The student's enrollment
in subsequent semesters must be in accordance with the approved plan.
Changes in the plan must be approved by the Advisory Committee,
Director of Graduate Studies, and the Graduate College.
and Cultural Studies
Composition, Rhetoric and Literacy
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Foreign Language Requirement | Teaching Requirement
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