Exams & Defense Committee Membership Policy
Committee Recommendation Table
|Total Number||Full Membership||Tenure Requirement||Outside Member**|
|Master’s Thesis Defense||Three||One||One||Not Required|
|Preliminary Exam||Five***||Three||Two||Recommended, but optional|
|Professional Doctorate Project Defense (EDD only)||Three***||One||Not Required||Not Required|
|Dissertation Defense||Five***||Two||Two||One Mandatory|
Committee Recommendation Exceptions
**Outside member is defined as outside of the program, although some programs may require outside of UIC.
***Chairperson must have full membership (not necessarily tenured).