Graduate advising

Each student has an advising hold that will prevent them from enrolling until they have communicated with their advisor. Postponing this communication beyond advising week (typically the tenth week of the semester) in any semester carries the risk of ending up on the wait list of a full class.

Advising Information for PhD and Thesis-Option MS Students (On-Campus and Distance)

All research students (PhD and thesis-option MS students), whether on-campus or distance, should select their courses for each semester, only after consulting with their research advisor.

Useful forms for PhD Students:

Advising Information for Distance Students in a Graduate Certificate or Non-Thesis MS Program

All non-research distance students (graduate certificate or non-thesis MS) are advised by the Associate Chair for Distance Education. They will be contacted by their advisor prior to advising week with instructions and action items for remote advising.

Prior to your advising session, you should generate a degree audit at The audit will show you the courses you need to take before you can complete your program. 

For certificate students, the following forms may be required:

For non-thesis MS distance students, the following forms may be required:

Advising Information for On-Campus Students in a Non-Thesis MS Program

On-campus non-thesis MS students are advised by the graduate coordinator of the ECE graduate program (Associate Chair of ECE Graduate Studies) for the course selection each semester.

During the pre-registration period (typically the tenth week of each semester), the non-thesis MS students are asked to attend an advising session to select courses for the next semester with the graduate coordinator.

You are required to fill out the following documents and bring them to the non-thesis MS advising session:


Let's talk

Chang-Soo Kim
Chang-Soo Kim

Graduate Coordinator for ECE Graduate Studies

Dr. Sahra Sedighsarvestani

Associate Chair for Distance Education


ECE Graduate Secretary