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Supervisory Committee

Once it has been formally appointed, your Supervisory Committee takes over the role of your faculty advisor and guides your program of study through conferral of the doctoral degree. You are encouraged, in your second quarter of the program, to begin interviewing faculty members who might serve as your Supervisory Chairperson and/or on your Supervisory Committee, and to finalize your committee early in your second year of study. Your initial faculty advisor may or may not be part of your Supervisory Committee—this decision an open one for students.