Supervisors & Supervisory Committees
Students in all University of Alberta graduate programs are required to have a supervisor.
In all doctoral programs, and some master's degree programs (where required by departments), students must also have a supervisory committee.
Departments are responsible for appointing and ensuring supervisors/supervisory committee members are competent based on the University's supervisory eligibility criteria.
Students are normally involved in the process of the selection of their supervisor although this process varies depending upon the department.
||Ideally, the supervisor should be appointed as soon as the student arrives to begin the program.
|Supervisory Committee Members:
For doctoral students, committee members should be appointed within the first twelve months of the student's doctoral program and well in advance of the candidacy examination.
For master's students, committee members should be appointed in accordance with departmental regulations.
Departments must recommend and submit the names of supervisors to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the appropriate form.
All supervisory appointments are subject to approval of the Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Approval of Supervisor and Supervisory Committee
The Faculty of Graduate Studies also offers co-supervision opportunities, including a Supervision Agreement with the University of Calgary.
For more information, see the Graduate Program Manual--Section 8: Supervision, Oral Examinations and Program Completion.