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Degree Requirements - General

General Requirements

Advisory Committee: Each student must form an advisory committee consisting of at least three faculty members for the M.F. and M.S. degrees and four for the Ph.D. degree, including chair or co-chairs. Students are expected to convene a meeting with their advisory committee a minimum of once per year.

Evaluation of Student Progress: Graduate students and their committee are required to complete the departmental student progress evaluation form annually.

Plan of Study: Each graduate student must submit a plan of study outlining their proposed coursework. Plans of study are due by the end of the student’s second academic semester and must be approved by their advisory committee.

Ethics and Integrity: All graduate students must complete the department’s ethics and integrity requirement, which can be satisfied by taking FREC 5014 or completing the four activities outlined in the department’s approved Ethics and Integrity Plan

Seminar: All graduate students are required to enroll in a minimum of one semester of the departmental seminar (FREC 5004); however, students are expected to participate in the departmental seminar throughout their graduate program.