6. Changing Research Groups

Changing Research Groups

Changing groups is relatively uncommon in our graduate program, but it is an option. Scholars are advised to expect ups and downs in their research progress and in their professional relationships with their P.I. and fellow group members. At times, considering other options can be a healthy exercise even if you do not ultimately pursue a change of group. If, for personal or professional reasons, a change of group is right for you, you should feel free to discuss your options with any member of the graduate admin team.

Procedure for changing groups

  1. Scholar submits a letter to the Graduate Committee describing the reason for the requested change AND an up-to-date research progress report.
  2. Scholar’s current advisor submits a letter to the Graduate Committee outlining the scholar’s research progress and the length of continuing support.
  3. Scholar’s new advisor submits a letter to the Graduate Committee outlining conditions for completion of the degree and the status of support.