The Graduate Affairs Committee will consider a student’s progress toward qualification at the end of each semester until a final decision is reached on qualification. The student will be appraised in writing of his or her status at the end of the first year of study, based on coursework, progress in research, and comments (teaching evaluations) from faculty.
The Graduate Affairs Committee will decide:
- if the student is qualified to pursue the Ph.D.
- if the student is not qualified to pursue a Ph.D. but is qualified to pursue a M.S.
- if the student is unqualified and must leave the graduate program.
The student will be appraised in writing of their qualification status. A written report will be included in the student’s file.