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Each graduate student has an adviser to help design his/her program and to closely guide his/her mathematical development. The Chair of the Graduate Committee, or any member of the Graduate Committee, may also be consulted about any aspects of the requirements, planning the program of study, or any other matter pertaining to the graduate studies.

It is vitally important that the students begin thinking about a possible dissertation supervisor sufficiently early in the program (normally toward the end of the first year, or beginning of the second). Students should be constantly browsing different areas of mathematics and discussing math informally with classmates and faculty, as they search for the fields which attract them most.

Graduate students with learning disabilities are encouraged to contact the Director of Graduate Studies and the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (

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