Thesis Advisor & Thesis Committee | Vision Science (MS)

In consultation with the program director, students work with their advisors to form the thesis committee before taking the proposal exam. The thesis committee provides academic guidance to the student in conducting the thesis project and additional support for the student’s overall professional development. The thesis committee also serves as the examination committee for the student’s proposal examination and final thesis defense. The committee must have a minimum of three members:

  • The thesis advisor, who serves as the chairperson of the thesis committee
  • Two committee members, preferred faculty of Pacific University College of Optometry
  • A fourth member may be added to provide expertise when deemed appropriate

All committee members must be members of the graduate faculty at Pacific University. The Director of the VSG Program approves all thesis committees. Changes of committee members must be requested by the student in writing and approved by the VSG Committee.