The Thesis Committee will comprise three members.
Each student will have a Principal Supervisor and Co-supervisor, whom they will suggest on application and finalise during Year 1. It is strongly advised that prospective students get in touch with their prospective supervisor before they submit their application. The selection must be agreed with the Programme Director and CIS Dean. The Principal Supervisor must be a full-time faculty member from CIS and have prior supervisory experience. The Co-supervisor can be a full-time SMU faculty from either CIS or another school in SMU or, if agreed by all parties concerned, from another institution. There will also be a SMU full-time faculty who will serve as a “Member” to fulfil the committee quorum.
To fulfil the graduation requirements of the degree, students will be expected to satisfactorily complete an oral defence of their thesis.