Dissertation Advisory Committee
After a doctoral student has passed candidacy, a Doctoral Committee/Candidacy Status Form must be submitted and approved to record the change to candidacy status and receive approval of the student's Dissertation Advisory Committee. Also, the Form must be resubmitted and approved anytime changes occur in committee members and/or their roles on the committee.
The Committee must contain the following:
Chair (Graduate Faculty member who is eligible to chair a dissertation committee)
Minimum of four committee members (All must hold a Graduate Faculty or Graduate Faculty Scholar appointment)
- At least three, and a majority of the committee, must be members of the Graduate Faculty
- At least one member must be from outside the department (or college, if a college-wide program)
- At least one member must have served previously on a thesis or dissertation committee that graduated a student, either at UCF or at another accredited institution. If the Chair does not have this experience, another graduate faculty member who has this experience may serve in this role as Vice Chair. Under certain circumstances (see Graduate Faculty and Graduate Faculty Scholars policy), a graduate faculty scholar who has previous committee experience may serve as Vice Chair.
For the policy, see Doctoral Program Policies in the Graduate Catalog.
Form: Doctoral Committee/Candidacy Status Form.
Remember to resubmit this form anytime there are changes to the student's committee.