Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

PhD Advisory Committee Formation

After a student has selected his or her advisor, a Ph.D. advisory committee is selected by the advisor in consultation with the Graduate Program Director and the student. The Ph.D. committee is composed of a minimum of five graduate faculty members, at least one of whom must be outside the focus area and another outside the EECS Department. The advisory committee will perform the following tasks:

  • Assist the student in developing a Doctoral Program Proposal
  • Prepare and administer the qualifying examination and the dissertation proposal defense
  • Evaluate the student’s dissertation research proposal, its presentation, and the student’s defense of the proposal
  • Advise and assist the student in dissertation research
  • Evaluate the Ph.D. written dissertation
  • Approve the final defense of the dissertation
Last Updated: 6/30/19