Before undertaking ANY work on a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, a faculty committee must be formed,
and the Graduate School should be notified of said committee (minimum of three members
for a master's thesis committee; minimum of four members for a doctoral dissertation
committee). It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all members of their
committee are current members of the graduate faculty. Students must not defend their
document until all committee members have U of M graduate faculty status, even if
a committee member is not affiliated with this university.
The University maintains six levels of graduate faculty: full, associate, affiliate,
adjunct, research co-mentor and teaching adjunct. Full or associate graduate faculty
may chair master's committees. Only full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral
committees. Associate members may direct theses in an academic department other than
their own at the discretion of the graduate coordinator and/or the chair of that department.
If the chair of a student's committee leaves the University of Memphis, that person
can no longer serve as chair and must be replaced by another graduate faculty member.
Affiliate or adjunct graduate faculty may be members of doctoral and master's committees
in their areas of expertise, but may not chair them. No more than one adjunct or affiliate
graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member of a student's committee. Teaching
adjuncts members may not serve on graduate committees.
Click on any of the links below to find a comprehensive listing of current graduate
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
FOGELMAN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION AND FINE ARTS
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES
HERFF COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
LOEWENBERG SCHOOL OF NURSING
SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH