Ph.D. Qual Committee

In consultation with your research advisor, you should choose an appropriate examination committee. Your committee must consist of 4 members, all regular faculty members at Berkeley. Your advisor or co-advisors are usually members of the committee, but cannot be the chair. Another committee member must be from outside the EECS Department, representing some area of expertise relevant to your research area, and usually from one of the areas declared as the outside minor in your Ph.D. program. All members of the Quals Committee must be able to examine the student on at least one of the 3 subjects of the examination. The outside minor need not be one of the 3 subject areas.