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Graduate Advising

Every student, with the advice of his or her major professor, will select a Dissertation (Ph.D. candidates) or Thesis (Masters candidates) Advisory Committee by the end of the first summer in the program. A form announcing the Advising Committee for all degree Candidates must be submitted to the Graduate School through the Graduate Coordinator’s Assistant in the CBIO office.

Forming Your Advising Committee

  1. Email the Graduate Coordinator’s Assistant a complete list of who will sit on your committee when it is decided. 
  2. Attach to the email a short (less than a page) summary of your research project as it currently stands. This is your Statement of Research. 
    1. This Statement of Research is not submitted to the Graduate School. Its purpose is to guide the GSPC in evaluating the appropriateness of the proposed Advisory Committee. 
    2. The GSPC must approve your committee before your first meeting is held.

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Associate Head: 

Dr. Cordula Schulz, 706-542-3515

Main office phone: 706-542-3310

Fax: 706-542-4271

Head of the Department: Dr. Dennis Kyle