It is expected that by the fall quarter of the second year, students
will find a member of the faculty who agrees to serve as their thesis
adviser. The progress of all continuing students is assessed by the
faculty each fall, and students will consult with their advisers about
their progress and planning of their studies and research.
Students receive help and advice not only from their thesis adviser and
other faculty mentors, but also whenever needed from the director of
the Ph.D. program, the executive officer, and the faculty ombudsperson