Ph.D. Program Advisors
Academic Year 2012-2013
In the first two years of their programs, students are advised by the heads of sections or graduate advisors of sections, their faculty mentors, and/or the Director of Graduate Studies.
During your fifth or sixth quarter of study (and no later than the seventh), you should select a Ph.D. Faculty adviser from your section. Consult with the Director of Graduate Studies and/or the graduate adviser of your section about choosing this adviser.
The Ph.D. adviser supervises your work through the period of qualifying, organizes the Ph.D. committee, oversees the qualifying examination, serves as primary reader of the dissertation manuscript, arranges and conducts the dissertation defense, and offers advice about the job search.