Each graduate program offering a doctoral degree must choose either to accept the UCLA Minimum Standards for Doctoral Committee Constitution that will become effective in Fall 2016, or propose additional requirements that will be specific to its doctoral students.
Those additional departmental standards will be enforced by the department or interdepartmental program rather than the Graduate Division. The selection of each doctoral program will become the official requirements once published on the Graduate Division website.
Please submit your recommendation by March 25, 2016. Recommendations will be collected and presented at the April faculty meeting for a vote.
PDF showing previous and new standards side by side may be found here: PhD Committee Changes