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 departmental board meeting held on September 10th, 2008 and effective thereafter.

 

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 but they do not need to be faculty members.
  3. The co-supervisors could attend the defense exams but cannot participate in decision making.

 

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, for the remaining two, at least one member must be from other departments of METU or 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.