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 After the Graduate Degree Plan is approved, a Preliminary Oral Examination committee needs to be set up by the student in consultation with the adviser. Normally the student will contact potential committee members, and once the committee is set, the student will find an appropriate date on which to hold the exam. The committee consists of at least four members, three from Physics and one from outside Physics (for example, MIfA, EECS, CEMS, etc.). If there is a minor, the outside member should be from the minor field. Beside the adviser, there should be both an experimental and a theoretical faculty member in the student'​s subfield of physics. Note that the adviser cannot be the committee chair. After the Graduate Degree Plan is approved, a Preliminary Oral Examination committee needs to be set up by the student in consultation with the adviser. Normally the student will contact potential committee members, and once the committee is set, the student will find an appropriate date on which to hold the exam. The committee consists of at least four members, three from Physics and one from outside Physics (for example, MIfA, EECS, CEMS, etc.). If there is a minor, the outside member should be from the minor field. Beside the adviser, there should be both an experimental and a theoretical faculty member in the student'​s subfield of physics. Note that the adviser cannot be the committee chair.
  
-Once the committee and the exam date have been set, the student needs to officially schedule the exam with the Graduate School at [[https://​onestop.umn.edu/​academics/​doctoral-oral-exam-scheduling]]. Approval will be sought by the adviser, the Director of Graduate Studies, and the College. Only after the approval is granted, ​the exam form will be generated. The student needs to pick up the form from the Graduate School, take it to the exam, and give it to the committee chair. After the exam, the committee will sign the form giving the outcome of the exam, and return it to the student, who must return it to the Graduate School.+Once the committee and the exam date have been set, the student needs to officially schedule the exam with the Graduate School at [[https://​onestop.umn.edu/​academics/​doctoral-oral-exam-scheduling]]. Approval will be sought by the adviser, the Director of Graduate Studies, and the College. Only after the approval is granted, ​a printed ​exam form will be generated. The student needs to pick up the form from the Graduate School, take it to the exam, and give it to the committee chair. After the exam, the committee will sign the form giving the outcome of the exam, and return it to the student, who must return it to the Graduate School.
  
 After passing the oral exam, a student is eligible to take Ph.D. thesis credits (PHYS 8888). 24 of these credits are required for the Ph.D. degree. These should be taken immediately beginning the semester after passing the oral, up to the 14 credit limit per semester. Once these credits are completed, the student is considered to be “All But Dissertation” (ABD). After passing the oral exam, a student is eligible to take Ph.D. thesis credits (PHYS 8888). 24 of these credits are required for the Ph.D. degree. These should be taken immediately beginning the semester after passing the oral, up to the 14 credit limit per semester. Once these credits are completed, the student is considered to be “All But Dissertation” (ABD).
graduate_handbook/after_the_first_year.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/09 13:31 by vinals