Initial Priorities for New Graduate Students

Our graduate program involves a combination of research, course work, and, in most cases, teaching. A number of requirements must eventually be satisfied. Experience has shown that the first-year student will do well to focus on the following primary goals:

Completion of the technical qualifying evaluation (TQE) will follow from success in the latter two areas. Experience has also shown that the first-year student should not focus too much on the following secondary goals: