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Special Committees

If you are in a research-based degree program, you will select a Special Committee chair and additional faculty members to create a Special Committee.

The Special Committee is responsible for helping you develop your research and academic program. The Graduate School imposes no requirements for courses or grades; your Special Committee will ensure you make appropriate progress and achievement.

The time line and process for composing Special Committees may vary by field. Your DGS and GFA can clarify the process for your field of study.

If you enroll in a professional master’s program, you will first be assigned an advisor from your field. This person will oversee your academic progress. You may change your advisors to fit your academic and research interests.

To choose or change an advisor, you may submit a request online from the Advisor section of your Student Center