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Examination Committees

How to Assign/Update Examination Committees

Master's Students

Doctoral Students 

Master's Degree Students

MEd, MEEd, MEHS, MEng, MPS, MTAG, and MTRES Students:  See your graduate program coordinator for instructions.

ALL OTHER PROGRAMS:  See below.

Use the electronic form linked from this page to assign members to your master's final examination committee or to update members on an existing committee. You will need your Internet ID and password to log into the form. Once submitted, your request will be routed to your advisor, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education and Research for review and approval. Email confirmation will be sent to your U of M email upon final approval. Please do not submit duplicate requests. If you have questions about completing this form, contact the Grad Office at umdgrad@umn.edu or GSSP at gssp@umn.edu.

Please launch this form only after you've finalized your committee member selections and at minimum one month prior to your exam date.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Review the committee composition requirements for master's degree committees. Your primary advisor and co-advisor, if any, must be members of your examining committee.

  2. Consult with your graduate program to identify the faculty members who will serve on your examining committee.
         Most graduate programs require that committee members have Graduate Education Responsibilities (GER) in the field they represent (major field or minor/outside of the major field). Check here to determine whether your proposed committee members have GER in the major field and/or minor/outside of the major field. You can search by name or program. Be sure to select the correct campus (Duluth or Twin Cities) NOTE:  If your proposed committee member does not have GER, get approval from your program DGS before proceeding.

  3. Determine who will serve as:
         Chair of the committee (must be advisor or co-advisor)
         Outside/minor field examiner

  4. Click here to launch the electronic form to assign or update your master's final examination committee.
         On the request form, enter the internet ID (the email address minus the '@d.umn.edu') for each member of your committee, and indicate a role (Chair, Primary Advisor, all others are Members). Internet IDs can be found in the University Directory.


Doctoral Students

Assign/Update Prelim Oral Committee

Use the electronic form launched from this page to assign members to your doctoral preliminary oral examination committee or to update members on an existing committee. You will need your Internet ID and password to launch the form. Once submitted, your form will be routed to your advisor, director of graduate studies (DGS), and college for review and approval. Email confirmation will be sent to your U of M email upon final approval. Please do not submit duplicate requests. If you have questions about completing this form, contact the Grad Office at umdgrad@d.umn.edu or GSSP at gssp@umn.edu.

Please launch this form only after you've finalized your committee member selections and at minimum one month prior to your exam date.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Review the committee composition requirements for doctoral preliminary oral examination committees.

  2. Consult with your graduate program to identify the faculty members who will serve on your examining committee.
         Most graduate programs require that committee members have Graduate Education Responsibilities (GER) in the field they represent (major field or minor/outside of the major field). Check here to confirm whether faculty have GER in the major field and/or minor/outside of the major field. You can search by name or program. Be sure to select the correct campus (Duluth or Twin Cities) NOTE:  If your proposed committee member does not have GER, get approval from your program DGS before proceeding.

  3. Determine who will serve as:
         Chair of the committee (may be advisor or co-advisor)
         Outside/minor field examiner

  4. Click here to launch the electronic form to assign or update your preliminary oral examination committee.
         On the request form, enter the internet ID (the email address minus the '@d.umn.edu') for each member of your committee, and indicate a role (Chair, Primary Advisor, Reviewer). Internet IDs can be found in the University Directory.


Assign/Update Doctoral Final Committee

Use the electronic form launched from this page to assign members to your doctoral final examination committee or to update members on an existing committee. You will need your Internet ID and password to launch the form. Once submitted, your form will be routed to your advisor, director of graduate studies (DGS), and college for review and approval. Email confirmation will be sent to your U of M email upon final approval. Please do not submit duplicate requests. If you have questions about completing this form, contact the Grad Office at umdgrad@d.umn.edu or GSSP at gssp@umn.edu.

Please launch this form only after you've finalized your committee member selections and at minimum one month prior to your exam date.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Review the committee composition requirements for doctoral preliminary oral examination committees.

  2. Consult with your graduate program to identify the faculty members who will serve on your examining committee.
         Most graduate programs require that committee members have Graduate Education Responsibilities (GER) in the field they represent (major field or minor/outside of the major field). Check here to confirm whether faculty have GER in the major field and/or minor/outside of the major field. You can search by name or program. Be sure to select the correct campus (Duluth or Twin Cities) NOTE:  If your proposed committee member does not have GER, get approval from your program DGS before proceeding.

  3. Determine who will serve as:
         Chair of the committee (may NOT be advisor or co-advisor)
         Dissertation reviewers
         Outside/minor field examiner

  4. Click here to launch the electronic form to assign or update your doctoral final examination committee.
         On the request form, enter the internet ID (the email address minus the '@d.umn.edu') for each member of your committee, and indicate a role (Chair, Primary Advisor, Reviewer). Internet IDs can be found in the University Directory.