A minimum of two years of academic residence is required in the Inner Asian and Altaic Study Program. A graduate student is expected to complete a minimum of sixteen four-credit courses; however, in some cases, the fulfillment of all requirements for the degree will require additional coursework. Courses are chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor.
Upon admission into the program, students are assigned an advisor appropriate to their proposed field of study whom they will consult on their academic plan, and who will approve their courses for registration. They will also consult with the Director of Graduate Studies regularly. Students may change advisors in consultation with the program.