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Announcement

Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. We will return at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27. During the holiday, there will be no processing of application materials and no updates to your Wolverine Access account. After we reopen, there will be a delay in processing application materials. Thank you for your patience as we process the high volume of materials.

Resources for Dissertation Committees

Guidelines and forms for establishing the dissertation committee.

Guidelines

Guidelines for Dissertation Committee Service

It is recommended that the membership of the dissertation committee be submitted to the Graduate School for approval at least 6 months prior to the student’s oral defense.

Quick Reference Chart for Membership on Dissertation Committees

For more information, please see the Guidelines For Dissertation Committee Formation. Download a PDF version of this chart.

Checklist for Dissertation Chairs

The dissertation committee chair, working with department administrative staff, helps steer the student through the intellectual stages and institutional requirements of doctoral degree work.

Dissertation Evaluations

Dissertation Evaluation instructions

Forms