Examinations and Committees
For Master's Students
Details about Master's examinations and completion of theses can be found in the Graduate College Handbook.
- Online Doctoral Examination Committee Request System (This system is for use by University staff with proper authorization only; students should contact their departmental office to initiate a request for appointment of an examination committee)
- Guide to Graduate Student Registration (comparison of zero credit enrollment, In absentia, and GC 599 registration)
- Graduate Faculty Database
- Graduate College Handbook
Frequently Asked Questions: Doctoral Committees
When is the last day for a currently registered doctoral student to take a preliminary or final exam?
For the purpose of taking the doctoral preliminary or final examination, the academic term in which a student is registered extends through the day before the first day of instruction for the following term ( Graduate College Handbook, Chap. VI, Sec. B).
How do I find out whether a potential committee member qualifies as Graduate Faculty and/or tenured?
Refer to the Graduate Faculty Database, searching either by name or department. Records of members who may be counted toward the Graduate College's requirement for at least 2 tenured voting members will display "YES" in the "Tenured" column (or will display a tenure-expiration date in the "Tenure Status Through" column). If no record is found, the individual may not be counted as Graduate Faculty. To request that an individual be added to the Graduate Faculty Database, or to request an extension of Graduate Faculty Membership, please refer to the instructions for Graduate Faculty membership.
Where do I find the doctoral final examination deadline?
Upcoming deadlines related to thesis deposit, including the one for the doctoral final examination, are listed on the Graduate College Thesis and Dissertation Calendar.