FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: BIOLOGY/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS


Thesis Committee Formation



Formation of M.Sc. And Ph.D. Thesis defense examination committee

 

The following rules for the formation of thesis defense commitees were accepted by the University Graduate Committee.

 

M.Sc. Examination committee composition

 

  1. Thesis defense examination committees consist of 5 members. The members include thesis supervisor, at least one member from other departments of METU or outside the university.
  2. The members coming from outside the university must have at least Ph.D. degree.
  3. The co-supervisors could attend the defense exams and as a member of the committee.

 

Ph.D. Examination committee composition

 

  1. Thesis defense examination committees consist of 5 members. The members include the thesis supervisor, two “thesis advisory committee” members, one of whom must be from other Universities. For the remaining two, one of the members must be from other Universities.

 

All the members must hold academic positions (at least instructor position with Ph.D. degree)

 

  1. The co-supervisors could attend the thesis advisory committee meetings and defense examinations as observers only but cannot participate in decision making.