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Attachment 1: Academic Advising Guidelines

  1. Oversee the advisee's plan of study to make sure that the advisee is making progress towards the fulfillment of the degree requirement.
  2. Approve and sign the course registration for the advisee, and inform the graduate director or the associate graduate director of the registration information by the end of the second week of the semester.
  3. Remind the advisee of the academic deadlines.
  4. Advise the advisee to formulate the plan of study within the first year in the program in consultation with the advisor and the graduate directors. The plan of study must be approved by the advisor and the graduate director.
  5. A student receiving full time financial support from the department of mathematics must take at least two regular graduate courses from the department of mathematics, unless the student has fulfilled the mathematical course requirement in the program. These two regular graduate courses should exclude the teaching seminar, graduate seminar, and teaching practicum. See sections (2.5.1) and (3.9).
  6. As a general requirement, students in the M.S. program should include no more than 12 hours of graduate course work outside the department of mathematics in their plan of study.
  7. In order to be applied to fulfill graduate degree requirements in mathematics, courses taken in another department must have reasonable mathematical content and, at a minimum, be applicable to the corresponding graduate degree program in that department. For the M.S. degree, no more than half of such courses taken may be at the 400-level, and they must be approved by the advisor.
  8. A student who is admitted to the Ph.D. program must pass the entrance examination by the end of the third semester after first enrolling. Any delay in taking this examination requires a prior approval of the Graduate Programs Committee.
  9. A Ph.D. student is expected to pass the qualifying examination within three (3) years after first enrolling in the Ph.D. program. Any delay requires a prior approval of the Graduate Programs Committee. Therefore, a Ph.D. student should be advised to plan ahead for the qualifying exams. The major and minor areas for the qualifying exam must be chosen from the two major groups A and B below so that at least one subject from each of the two groups is selected.
  10. A. Algebra/Number Theory/Discrete Mathematics/Set Theory.
    B. Analysis/Differential Equations/Numerical Analysis/Topology.

  11. A Ph.D. student must take at least two courses (6 hours of credit) at the 700 level in each of the two minor areas, and at least four courses (12 hours of credit) at the 700 level in the major area. With the prior approval of the Graduate Programs Committee, a total of at most 3 hours of course work in each of the two minor areas may be at 500-600 level.
  12. Using an independent study to fulfill any of the major or minor course requirement must be approved by the Graduate Programs Committee.
  13. As a general rule on the duration of financial support, a Ph.D. student will receive at most five (5) years of financial support while enrolling in the Ph.D. program. An M.S. student will receive at most two (2) years of financial support. Any extension of financial support requires approval of the Graduate Programs Committee.
  14. Surveys in Mathematics may be taken once as an elective in the M.S. program. In order to enroll in this course the student must have satisfied any deficiencies identified by the Basic Exam.
  15. Consult the graduate director or the associate graduate director should you have questions concerning any of the above.
  16. The funding of a GTA is subject to termination if the student fails to fulfill these requirements.