Timeline to Degree
Students may seek general and academic advice from the Executive Officer and the Director of Graduate Studies, who serves as official academic advisor to all students until they are Advanced to Candidacy. Students are also encouraged to seek general academic advice (e.g. about course offerings and dissertation topics) from other members of the faculty.
Once the student is Advanced to Candidacy and registers for Dissertation Supervision, his or her prospectus sponsor or dissertation supervisor will serve as the student's advisor. This faculty member will be the student's adviser until graduation unless the student specifically requests a change. Such a request must go through the Program Office.
Prospectus and dissertation students. Students who are actively working on a prospectus or have passed their prospectus examination and are working on a dissertation should be in regular contact with their prospectus sponsor or dissertation supervisor. The sponsor or supervisor is responsible for forwarding student progress reports to the Program Office prior to registration.