☜ VIII. Graduate Examinations

Contents
Preface
Philosophy
Admission Policies
Requirements for the Degree:
I. Time Limits for Degrees
II. Supervisory Committee
III. Required Courses
IV. Teaching Requirement
V. Program of Studies
VI. MS Prospectus
VII. PhD Proposal
VIII. Graduate Examinations
IX. Timetable
Annual Reviews
Financial Support
Registration
Miscellaneous
Appendices:
I: Residency
II: Student Travel
III: Dual Compensation
IV: English Competency
V: Graduate Appeals Policy
VI: Teaching Assistants Manual
VII: Neuroscience Program
Detailed Contents

Requirements for the Degree:

IX. Timetable

Note: There are 3 semesters per calendar year, viz., fall, spring and summer.

Course-Type MS Timetable

Requirement Action Latest Deadlines
Committee Meet with committee;
Memo to Graduate Office
1st semester
Program of Studies Form Form submitted to Graduate Office. 2nd semester
Directed Individual Study requirement literature- or research- based
Comprehensive Examination



Thesis MS Timetable

Teaching and Seminar requirements, as well as Rotations and any Courses required by Area, do not have specific deadlines, and are not shown on the timetables below.

Requirement Action Latest Deadlines
Teaching Workshop Required for PIE certification 1st week, or before 1st TA assignment
Faculty Advisor
or
Preliminary Supervisory Committee
[Memo] submitted to Graduate Office. 1st semester in residence
Major Professor Memo submitted to Graduate Office 2nd semester
Committee Meet with committee;
Memo submitted to Graduate Office
2nd semester
Program of Studies Form Form submitted to Graduate Office. 2nd semester
Annual Review [Student Info update] completed online.
[Annual Review Form] completed by Major Professor, and submitted to the committee, area representative, student, and Graduate Office.
every fall semester
Master's Prospectus Approved by the Graduate Office.
Memo submitted to Graduate Office
no later than 3rd semester
Thesis Hours (6) Register for BSC 5971 Thesis Research All semesters after Prospectus approved
Defense Register for BSC 8976
Thesis Submitted to Clearance Office. Be sure to check with the Clearance Advisor in 408 WES during your drafting in order to prevent disasters at the last second.
Thesis MS Defense Forms
within 60 days following defense



PhD Timetable

Teaching and Seminar requirements, as well as Rotations and any Courses required by Area, do not have specific deadlines, and are not shown on the timetables below.

Requirement Action Latest Deadlines
Teaching Workshop Required for PIE certification 1st week, or before 1st TA assignment
Faculty Advisor
or
Preliminary Supervisory Committee
[Memo] submitted to Graduate Office. 1st semester in residence
Major Professor Memo submitted to Graduate Office
2nd semester
Committee Meet with committee;
Memo submitted to Graduate Office
3rd semester
Program of Studies Form Form submitted to Graduate Office. 3rd semester
Annual Review [Student Info update] completed online.
[Annual Review Form] completed by Major Professor, and submitted to the committee, area representative, student, and Graduate Office.
every fall semester
Preliminary Examination Register for BSC 8964
Memo submitted to Graduate Office
Written portion should be taken no later than the 7th semester and the written and oral portion of the exam should be completed within a 3 month period.
Doctoral Proposal Approved by the Graduate Office.
Memo submitted to Graduate Office
Must be defended by the 9th or 10th semester at the latest.
Should be completed within 6 months of the Prelim Exam
Dissertation Hours (24) Register for BSC 6980 Dissertation Research All semesters after Prelim Exam passed
Defense Register for BSC 8985
Dissertation Submitted to Clearance Office. Be sure to check with the Clearance Advisor in 408 WES during your drafting in order to prevent disasters at the last second.
PhD Defense Forms
within 60 days following defense, but no later than 5 calendar years from the Prelim Exam
☞ Annual Reviews