On Plagiarism

The attention of students is drawn to the fact that scholarly practice requires that all material derived from secondary sources (other than what is considered as common knowledge) must be acknowledged by a footnote or other appropriate reference; mere citation of a work in the bibliography is not adequate acknowledgment for material that is a direct quotation or paraphrase of someone else’s statements. The presentation of any material as one's own work whereas it is actually the work of another person constitutes an act of plagiarism, for which severe academic penalties will be imposed. To learn more on plagiarism and how to avoid it, visit the following site:


Academic Appeals

  1. In the event of an academic dispute involving a course, a thesis or any other academic issue, the student should at first discuss the matter with the faculty member primarily involved.
  2. If no solution is reached, the student may then discuss the matter with the Advisory Committee and the Dean of his/her School.
  3. If no solution is reached, the student may then bring the matter to the General Assembly of the School.
  4. Finally, if the student is still not satisfied with the proposed solution, he/ she may make an appeal to the Senate of the University.
  5. In each of the above steps the student may, if he/she wishes, request the Dean of Students to act on his/her behalf.

Supervision of Graduate Students

Each graduate student shall be under the direction of an Advisory Committee appointed by the General Assembly of the School. The Advisory Committee usually consists of three faculty members in the Master's Program and seven faculty members in the Doctoral Program, and it is chaired by a specialist in the student's field of study.

The main supervisor must be a faculty member approved as supervisor of graduate students. At the beginning of each semester during which courses are taken for credit, the student shall meet with the Advisory Committee. This meeting will be held, if possible, prior to the registration deadline; failing this, it shall be held no later than the deadline for course changes. The purpose of this meeting will be to review the student's progress to date and to approve courses to be taken during the semester.

In addition to the above, the Advisory Committee shall meet, at the request of the Committee’s chairman, at sufficiently frequent intervals in order to provide the student with effective guidance in both course work and thesis research.

Dual Status

A candidate whose work for the Master's degree at this University is not completed by the beginning of the Fall semester, and who has been conditionally accepted as a candidate for the Doctor's degree may enroll with dual status. The student must register for both degrees and must complete all the requirements for the Master's degree by December 31 of the same year, in order to obtain residence credit towards the Doctor's degree.

If the work for the Master's degree is not completed by December 31 of the same year, the registration for the Doctor's degree is canceled and the student continues to be enrolled as a candidate for the Master's degree for the remainder of that academic year.

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