Students must be prepared to contribute to our intellectual community, work hard, attend to program requirements, participate in research, be committed to scholarship, and support others.

We expect our students to:

  • Take the initiative to identify topics of research interest relatively early in the program and communicate with faculty about pursuing those interests and assisting with their research.
  • Remain in residence to work on research during the summer months. This is a full-time, year-round program.
  • Perform at a high level when completing program requirements. Students will be evaluated regularly by faculty and must receive positive reviews in order to continue in the program.
    Students must also successfully complete the program requirements. Failing to do so will mean that the student will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  • Be good citizens. This is a training partnership among the students and the faculty. Students must be willing to foster a positive culture and community.