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Committee on Higher Degrees
The Committee on Higher Degrees at SEAS establishes academic policies for all graduate programs. Please see the PDF below for detailed information about these academic policies.
In addition, below you will find an addendum to the CHD document which discusses Ph.D. financial aid and funding policies.
The Committee on Higher Degrees will meet to review program plans throughout the Fall and Spring terms. Please submit program plans or petitions that you would like considered by the deadline listed below. The Office of Academic Programs cannot guarantee that plans submitted after the deadline will be reviewed at the next meeting. Specific spring semester dates will be made available at the end of the Fall term. (2016-2017 dates will be updated for 2017-2018 as available.)
|MONTH OF MEETING:||SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE:||CHD FEEDBACK CAN BE EXPECTED BY:||
|OCTOBER||9/27 (Est.)||10/18 (Est.)||G2: Final PhD Program Plan|
|DECEMBER||12/4 (Est.)||12/15 (Est.)||Final PhD Program Plans/Updates; SM/ME Program Plan Updates|
|JANUARY||1/8 (Est.)||01/31(Est.)||SM/ME students: SM/ME Program Plans; All Program Plan Updates|
|MARCH (AP + ES)||2/16 (Est.)||03/18 (Est.)||G1: Prospective PhD Program Plan|
|MARCH (AM + CS)||2/16 (Est.)||03/18 (Est.)||G1: Prospective PhD Program Plan|
|APRIL||4/09 (Est.)||05/18 (Est.)||Newly Admitted AB/SM students: SM Program Plan|
The dates above are estimates and will be updated as meetings are scheduled. Questions regarding the CHD can be directed to the Office of Academic Programs or an appropriate Director of Graduate Studies.
Director of Graduate Studies/Chair of the Committee on Higher Degrees:
- Applied Mathematics: Yiling Chen
- Applied Physics: Federico Capasso
- Computer Science: David Brooks
- Engineering Sciences - Environmental Science and Engineering: Eli Tziperman, Co-DGS with Steven Wofsy (fall) and Elsie Sunderland (spring)
- Engineering Sciences - all other tracks: Fawwaz Habbal
- Students with questions regarding their EE, BioE, or MS&ME program plans should first contact John Girash.