The Schar School assigns each doctoral student a faculty advisor, and together they build a research agenda. The PhD Student Services staff complements this advising relationship by providing guidance on scheduling, university requirements, program details, and other administrative matters. The office is a unified home for the many co-curricular resources students need during their time at Mason. Partnering with faculty, alumni, the university and the larger community, PhD Student Services supports students in reaching their academic and professional goals. Please visit the pages below to learn about the Schar School’s advising resources.
PhD 101 Designed to launch Schar School students successfully into their doctoral programs, PhD 101 supplements the important information incoming students receive during Orientation. The site also serves as a reference for current students throughout their time in the program.
PhD Handbooks and Forms Doctoral program resources include yearly publication of PhD handbooks, degree plans, and forms. These resources cover most procedures and guidelines for the Schar School’s three doctoral programs.
Office Contact Information
Elizabeth Eck Olchowski
Assistant Dean for Program Management
Director, Ph.D. Student Services
Director of Career Development