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Academic Advising and Counseling

Students joining in Spring 2024 or later should consult with the Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Francisco Perez (, for advice on core curriculum and other courses needed for their programs. After this consultation, students should register for their courses on EMPOWER.

Returning students who joined in Fall 2023 or before should consult with the Academic Programs Manager, Timothy McCranor (

In addition, each Doctoral student is assigned a faculty adviser at the time of admission. Faculty advisers assist Doctoral students with course planning, selection, and can be a valuable source of mentoring and career advice. Both the student and faculty adviser must complete and sign the Doctoral Registration Form during the open registration period each semester.