Advisory Committee and the Plan of Study

After the student has enrolled in the doctoral program, an advisory committee should be selected by the student, major professor, and department head. The advisory committee is responsible for developing the student's plan of study and conducting the doctoral general and final examinations. It should consist of at least four members of the Graduate Faculty.  Additional voting members may be appointed to the committee (including no more than one non-Auburn University faculty member who hold the terminal degree in the field).  A majority of the Auburn University affiliated committee members, including the major professor, must be members of the Graduate Faculty at Level 2.  The major professor must also be a Graduate Faculty member in the ECE department. The formal appointment of the advisory committee occurs when the Plan of Study is approved by the Graduate School.

The Plan of Study is a specific list of courses that the candidate must complete to satisfy the course requirements of the Ph.D. degree. The Plan of Study should be completed by the student and the advisory committee and filed with the Graduate School at least one term prior to the term in which the student plans to graduate. The Graduate School recognizes that changes may be warranted, and a Plan of Study Revision can be submitted to make changes as required by student needs, research interests, and course availability.



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