Final Exam Committee

Master's committees must consist of at least three members, including the adviser/s. All members of the committee and the student must participate in the final examination.

  • At least one member must represent a field outside the student's major field.
  • If the student has a declared minor(s), the outside member(s) must be from the minor field(s).
  • Members cannot satisfy the requirement with respect to more than one field.
  • The adviser (or co-adviser) may serve as chair for the final exam.
  • The adviser must represent the major field and the co-adviser may represent the major field or the outside/minor field

Doctoral committees must consist of at least four members, including the adviser/s. All members of the committee and the candidate must participate in the final oral examination.

  • At least three members (including the adviser) must be from the student's major field.
  • At least one member must represent a field outside the major
  • If the student has declared a minor, at least one member must represent the minor field.
  • Members cannot satisfy the requirement with respect to more than one field.
  • Committee is not required to include the same members who served on the prelim oral committee.
  • The adviser (or co-adviser) may serve as chair for the final exam.
  • The adviser must represent the major field and the co-adviser may represent the major field or the outside/minor field

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