The Research Committee consists of not fewer than three voting members of the graduate faculty, at least two of whom represent the major discipline. If the student has a minor, one member of the committee should be a faculty member from the minor area. This committee shall have authority with respect to the student’s dissertation; and the committee chair administers this authority. This committee also serves as the candidate’s committee to examine and give approval for the dissertation.
Effective Fall 2018, all doctoral degrees are to be completed in eight years at which time coursework will begin to out date.