supervise a doctoral student/thesis

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  • Egmont

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    English - U.S.
    In my experience as a faculty member, supervising students includes more than supervising their theses. Supervising students starts when they enter their doctoral programs. It includes advising them on their course work and guiding them in choosing a thesis topic. Once students start working on their theses, it is possible for a doctoral student to continue to with the same overall advisor while someone else is his or her thesis supervisor, though the same professor often has both roles.
     

    Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    Professor XYZ is currently supervising three doctoral students or three doctoral theses?

    Both, provided that each student is writing a thesis. (In American English we generally call the document a doctoral student writes a dissertation, but thesis would not be wrong either.)
     
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