Choosing a Thesis Advisor

The expectation that BPhil candidates have a research experience similar to that of a graduate student -- and produce a thesis of the same caliber as a graduate thesis -- is ensured by proper guidance from the student's BPhil thesis advisor. Membership in the Graduate Faculty of the University of Pittsburgh signifies that a faculty member possesses the expertise in research and the experience in supervising graduate students sufficient for this purpose. The University Honors College understands that this may not be possible, but to the extent that it is, we encourage you to select a faculty member from your major department whose name appears on the Graduate Faculty Roster.

Please contact David Hornyak in the University Honors College with any questions about the selection of a BPhil thesis advisor.