MA Program Information

Advising and Mentoring

Each student in the program works with the Graduate Faculty Advisor and a major professor. Staff members in the Student Services Office of the School of Education are also available to advise students on program requirements and procedures.

Graduate Advisor: The Graduate Advisor is a faculty member who is responsible for overseeing the academic progress of all students in the program.

Major Professor: The Admissions Committee identifies a major professor (often two, with one primary and the other secondary) for each student. The major professor agrees, prior to admission, to take on the responsibility of assisting the student in meeting academic goals. Major professors are faculty members who have research interests compatible with those expressed by the student and whose primary responsibility is to help students plan a program in the field of emphasis. Given the compatibility of research interests, students often enroll in one or more courses taught by their major professor(s).

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