Assignment of Advisor

The Director of Graduate Studies will appoint a research advisor at the time the student enters the graduate program. The advisor assists the student in planning the academic program and will start the student on the research phase of the program as soon as feasible. It is considered implicit in all advisor-advisee affiliations that the entering student has the opportunity during the first two semesters in residence to change advisors, providing mutually satisfactory arrangements can be made with all the staff members concerned, particularly where assistantship appointments are involved. The Graduate Advisory Committee may be asked by staff members or by students to assist in such arrangements. Students with program already well under way are advised that changes in the advisor affiliation may result in additional time for degree completion and may jeopardize any previous arrangements for financial assistance.

All MS and PhD students are expected to complete an annual review form. See page 42 for details.

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