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Supervisory Committee (SVC) Form

NUIP Graduate Student Form

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE (SVC)

MS STUDENT REQUIREMENTS:

Supervisory committee consists of a minimum of 3 committee members.

There must be at least 1 faculty member with a Ph.D. on each committee. 

PHD STUDENT REQUIREMENTS: 

Supervisory committee consists of a total of 5 committee members.

The committee chair and the majority of the committee must be tenure-line faculty in the NUIP department. 1 member of the committee must be appointed from outside the NUIP department. Up to 2 members may be from outside of the NUIP department. External faculty not from NUIP and employed at a different university, may be eligible for committee service upon approval from the Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate School Dean.

  • A curriculum vitae (CV) must be acquired for each external (outside of the University of Utah) faculty member and submitted for approval via email to nutrition@health.utah.edu

WHAT IS A SUPERVIOSRY COMMITTEE?

A supervisory committee guides and assists a student in working toward a graduate degree.

WHEN DO I NEED TO FORM A SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE? 

The supervisory committee is usually formed in the first year of graduate work. Submit the below form no later then the first semester of your second year in your program

WHAT DOES A SUPERVIOSRY COMMITTEE DO?

The supervisory committee is responsible for:

  • approving the student’s academic program,
  • preparing and judging the qualifying examinations subject to departmental policy,
  • approving the thesis or dissertation subject,
  • reading and approving the thesis or dissertation,
  • and administering and judging the final oral examination (thesis or dissertation defense).

The chair of the supervisory committee directs the student’s research and writing of the thesis or dissertation.

Visit The Graduate School for more information on Supervisory Committees.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The final oral examination may be chaired by any member of the supervisory committee consistent with departmental policy.
  • If a graduate student’s preliminary work is deficient, the supervisory committee may require supplementary undergraduate courses for which no graduate credit is granted.
  • Decisions concerning program requirements, examinations, and the thesis or dissertation are made by majority vote of the supervisory committee.

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GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION
Name

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SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE NAMES
Committee Members
EXTERNAL FACULTY COMMITTEE NAMES - if applicable
External Faculty Committee Names

A curriculum vitae (CV) must be submitted for each External Faculty Member via email to nutrition@health.utah.edu. .