During the Dissertation phase of the program, the student’s three-person Research Advisory Committee is of critical importance, in particular the Dissertation Chair. Students should start considering which faculty members would be preferred members of their Research Advisory Committee as early as the first year of the program. The research paper phase of the program represents an opportunity to begin forming a committee, as a three-person committee is required to supervise the research paper. Typically, a student’s research paper committee will continue as the Research Advisory Committee.
Students who are having difficulty choosing a committee, or who are dissatisfied with their committee, should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies.
Student Counseling Service provides counseling services for graduate students. The office is located in Karl Umrath Hall, Room 216, extension 5-5980.
Health and Wellness
For issues involving medical and health care and mental health, consult the Habif Health and Wellness Center, 6643 Shepley Dr., 314-935-6666.