2. THE QUALIFYING EXAM
3. DISSERTATION RESEARCH
4. FINAL EXAMINATION
Each newly admitted graduate student is
assigned as advisors one faculty member and the Graduate
Advisor. The function of these advisors is to help the
student choose the courses and research subjects leading
to the M.S. or Ph.D. New students will be introduced
to their advisor before registration. After the first
quarter, the student should meet with the advisors at
least once per quarter.
Students must choose courses to encompass
a broad range of fields (such as tectonics, geochemistry,
geophysics, sedimentary geology, and others) and they
should consult the Graduate Advisor about achieving
such breadth in their registration. The Graduate Advisor
must approve and sign for course registrations each
quarter. Student progress is reviewed by the departmental
faculty at regular intervals.
If a student decides to change research specialization, he or she may change research advisors by submitting a written request
to the graduate advisor; approval for such a change
must also be obtained in writing.
Within the first quarter of the academic
year, all first-year graduate students should familiarize
themselves with the research interests of all of the
departmental faculty. Students are encouraged to contact
each faculty member about their research.
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