Research expectations

This is a reference page for Graduate student information.

THIS PAGE IS NOT OFFICIAL DEPARTMENTAL POLICY. IT MERELY REPRESENTS THE PEER-ADVICE PROVIDED BY FELLOW STUDENTS AND FACULTY.

What the handbook says

The central and defining requirement of a PhD degree is a demonstrated ability to do independent, original research. The Astronomy Department program is structured to assure that each student meets this requirement; thus, research forms a central component of the program from the first month of the first year, and research performance is a primary criterion used in assessing whether or not each student is making satisfactory progress toward the degree.

The research expectations are defined by four milestones in a student’s career as outlined below.

Lia says: Create a page defining how feedback during the first two years should be provided by faculty and interpreted by students? Create a 'probation' status?

Additional information

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