Subject: [faculty] Ph.D. Graduation requirements
From: "Marianne Breinig"
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 12:42:24 -0400
To: "Physics-faculty (Physics-faculty)"

Physics faculty:

Kay Reed already called me twice this Fall semester, because a physics graduate students graduation was in trouble.  The student either had not filled out his admission to candidacy form or failed to continuously register for Physics 600.


This is the student’s responsibility.  But as the student’s major advisor, please check with the student periodically to make sure the University requirements are met.  Make sure you know what the requirements are and ask the student if he/she has fulfilled them.  This is why we require the students major professor to be a regular UT faculty member.


Here is what the student needs to do:

(a)  Pass Comprehensive Exam

(b)  After passing, start registering for physics 600.  Once you start, you have to register every semester for at least 3 hours.  This includes the summer semester.  You need 24 hours of continuous registration.  Otherwise you cannot graduate.

(c)  After passing, fill out you admission to candidacy form.