The dissertation committee may supervise several aspects of the student’s degree program from the point at which he/she is admitted to doctoral degree candidacy through defense of the dissertation. Students must consult with the sponsoring department to determine which supervisory roles apply. The committee may approve the student’s plan of study; arrange for the candidacy examination; arrange for the comprehensive examination; and oversee the candidate’s general supervision related to research, the dissertation, and the general meeting of degree requirements.
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