The director of graduate studies and the graduate committee administer the graduate program. The graduate committee consists of two members of the department and is chaired by the director of graduate dtudies.
The director of graduate studies is responsible for advising graduate students on matters dealing with their academic programs and for administering M.A. comprehensive and Ph.D. candidacy examinations. The graduate committee advises and assists the director of graduate studies with respect to admissions to graduate programs; awarding of graduate assistantships, nominations for graduate fellowships, and administration of the graduate program.