The student’s doctoral committee for the dissertation is comprised of at least three graduate faculty members. Students nominated prospective members to serve on their committees, including the chair. The Dean of Graduate Studies may suggest faculty members with particular expertise in the student’s research interest. Doctoral committee members possess appropriate credentials, scholarship, experience, and practice in the field of study of interest to the student. At least one member of the doctoral committee is a member of the awarding institution’s faculty. At least two members of the doctoral committee have earned doctoral degrees from appropriately accredited institutions other than from the awarding institution. The institution has final approval of the composition of each student’s committee.