The Doctoral Committee oversees the progress of the student through Comprehensive Exam and the Dissertation Project. The student and their supervisor should begin discussing potential committee members in January of their first year, so that the committee can be set by May of their first year.
A student's Doctoral Committee consists of three members:
- a maximum of 2 eligible faculty members from Social Work at McGill and/or Université de Montréal and/or UQAM (this includes the dissertation supervisor) and;
- one external member (either from another social work department or other discipline if appropriate).
If problems arise in the selecting of the committee, the matter is brought to the Joint PhD Program Director.