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Graduate Student Advising

The Department of Forensic and Investigative Science has a Coordinator of Graduate Studies to advise M.S. level and Ph.D. students. This person maintains academic records for the graduate students, and is responsible for advising the student on coursework and research requirements.  The student will also have a committee chair who will be his/her thesis advisor.

Prior to selecting a thesis committee and chair, the student will typically hold informal discussions with relevant faculty members about different research ideas. Ideally, the agreed-upon research project will be in an area of interest to both the student and the faculty member.