Beth Brand will be your primary source for advising. Once you have selected a lab, your research advisor along with your committee will work with you to help you decide on appropriate coursework and research goals. The University has specific guidelines about the composition of the M.S. defense committee, the Ph.D. preliminary exam committee, and the Ph.D. defense committee.
Beth Brand will work with you and your committee to help you navigate through the deadlines, paperwork, and general requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Ultimately, however, you are entirely responsible for making sure you fulfill your requirements and meet your deadlines. Therefore, you should familiarize yourself with the departmental and university policies governing graduate study.