Each graduate student must have at least one faculty advisor. Graduate students may also have co-advisors if this is the optimal situation for the advisors and student.

  • Advises the student regarding course work and general academic requirements.
  • Guides the student through their program.
  • Serves as the chair of the student’s supervisory committee and assists the student in selecting committee members.

A faculty member has the right to decline supervision of research or project by any graduate student, regardless of the origin of the research problem.

Resources for students (and faculty):

UNL Employees as Graduate Students

To reduce conflict of interest, University of Nebraska-Lincoln employees must identify a Nutrition and Health Sciences advisor other than their immediate University of Nebraska-Lincoln work supervisor. Their UNL work supervisor may serve on their supervisor committee as a committee member.