From MWSU Graduate School Policy Portal
Each degree-seeking and provisional graduate student will be assigned a graduate advisor upon admission. Prior to the initial registration each student must work with the advisor to establish a program of study, approved in the first semester, signed by the department/program director and filed in the Graduate Studies Office. Failure to receive prior approval for courses may result in those courses not counting toward the graduate degree.
If required in the approved program of study, the advisor will help the graduate student establish a Graduate Committee as soon as reasonably possible.