Doctoral Degree

This is an archived copy of the 2017-2018 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

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.