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Carnegie Mellon Department of Chemistry

Guide to Graduate Studies

University Policies and Expectations

It is the responsibility of each member of the Carnegie Mellon community to be familiar with university policies and guidelines. In addition to this departmental graduate student handbook the following resources are available to assist you in understanding community expectations:

A University Policy is a rule that has been officially sanctioned by the president of Carnegie Mellon University and senior university leadership, and that generally has university-wide applicability. Several key policies are integrated into this handbook in the context of the related departmental Ph.D. requirements or departmental policies. Here are links to policies especially relevant to graduate students and a complete list of university policies. The Mellon College of Science also has a small number of MCS policies governing graduate students, particularly related to graduate student time off and membership of dissertation committees, and these are incorporated in this handbook.

Please see Appendix A for additional information about The Word and University resources.