The Master’s thesis committee consists of a minimum of three members. The majority of the committee members are members of NJIT’s Graduate Faculty from the student’s program or department having research experience or developing research interests related to the student’s research. The committee chairperson typically is the student’s Master’s thesis advisor. All NJIT members of the committee are members of NJIT’s Graduate Faculty.
At the beginning of the second year, all Neuroscience graduate students form a thesis committee to guide the student’s research direction and methodological approach. Thesis committees are initially composed of at least three members of the Neuroscience program faculty, including the thesis mentor. Prior to the student’s defense of dissertation (and typically during the final year of the thesis project), an external examiner with expertise in the student’s thesis area is added to the thesis committee. The external committee member participates in the student’s Defense of Dissertation.
Neuroscience students select their thesis advisor upon completion of their laboratory rotations at the end of May of the first year.
The process for setting up or changing your thesis/dissertation committee is an electronic process. This paperless process will generate emails to each committee member so that they can accept or reject the invitation to serve on your committee. Please click HERE for instructions on initiating the committee formation process.
For those who are unable to utilize the online process, a fillable PDF form, requiring original signatures and manual delivery to the Graduate School, is available for appointment/change of master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation committee.