For current policies and information on the various Master’s committees, please consult the Journalism graduate coordinator, the current graduate catalog, the current Graduate Student Handbook, or contact the University of Arkansas Graduate School at gradinfo@uark.edu.

Master’s Program Advisory Committee The Master’s Advisory Committee form, consisting of a major adviser and at least two other members of the graduate faculty, should be submitted (in duplicate) to the Graduate School immediately or at the time of admission to Graduate students’ advisory, thesis, and dissertation committees must be composed so that no member of the committee has any personal relationship to the student which might be expected to create a conflict of interest or give that appearance. These relationships may include legal, family, and business relationships, living arrangements, and personal partnerships of other kinds. If there is uncertainty that any conditions constitute a conflict of interest between a student and members of the committee, the dean of the Graduate School will determine the issue. The dean of the Graduate School shall also adjudicate any complaint made by another party about a conflict of interest in committee membership.

Master’s Thesis Committee The Master’s Thesis Committee form, consisting of a thesis director and at least two other members of the graduate faculty, should be submitted (in duplicate) to the Graduate School as soon as the committee has been selected but no later than three months prior to the date of the comprehensive examination. Committees may not be approved for the following reasons: If all members of the committee do not have the appropriate graduate faculty status; if faculty spouses are serving on the same committee and one is in a supervisory capacity over the other; if a member of the student’s immediate family is proposed on the committee; or if there is an approved committee already on file.

Graduate students’ advisory, thesis, and dissertation committees must be composed so that no member of the committee has any personal relationship to the student which might be expected to create a conflict of interest or give that appearance. These relationships may include legal, family, and business relationships, living arrangements, and personal partnerships of other kinds. If there is uncertainty that any conditions constitute a conflict of interest between a student and members of the committee, the dean of the Graduate School will determine the issue. The dean of the Graduate School shall adjudicate any complaint may by another party about a conflict of interest in committee membership.