All graduate students in the CLS Department are assigned a Faculty Advisor upon enrollment and are encouraged to meet with them at least once per year. Faculty Advisors provide mentoring on topics related to academic success and career development. For example, Faculty Advisors can offer guidance on matters such as:
MS/BAM Students: Please note that there is a distinction between your Faculty Advisor and your Academic Advisor (Brielle DeMatteo). Your academic advisor is the best person to contact for questions about MS-specific policies, degree requirements and overall progress, and administrative issues. Students are encouraged to meet with Brielle for academic advising prior to every registration period.
MA/PhD Students: Please note that there is a distinction between your Faculty Advisor and your Research Mentor (although one person may serve both roles). Research Mentors supervise your research activities if you have an assistantship or are working on your thesis or dissertation.
*As a degree-seeking student at Mason, you are responsible for knowing the requirements for your degree program and making sure that you are meeting these in order to finish your degree in a timely manner. Your Faculty Advisor, the Graduate Program Coordinator, and the Director of Graduate Programs are all available to provide guidance as you pursue your degree.