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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
I: Residency
II: Student Travel
III: Dual Compensation
IV: English Competency
V: Graduate Appeals Policy
VI: Teaching Assistants Manual
VII: Neuroscience Program
Detailed Contents


Research Product. Graduate students are not permitted to have undergraduates or graduates conduct any part of their thesis/dissertation research for them; but DIS students can work with a graduate student on a non-thesis/dissertation project as long as there is significant interaction with the major professor/faculty member.

Satisfying Requirements. Major professors and supervisory committees can recommend by memo to the Graduate Office that a student has satisfied a particular requirement (e.g., teaching), but are not authorized to determine that the requirement has been satisfied or waived, or to postpone a deadline. Be aware, however, that supervisory committees may impose additional requirements.

Thesis/Dissertation Format. These documents maybe written as a single work or as several individual chapters intended to be independent manuscripts. The Graduate School requires that in the latter case the thesis/dissertation must include an overall Introduction and an overall Conclusions section. Clearance guidelines can be found at the Graduate School's website on manuscript clearance. The Clearance Advisor is located in 408 Westcott.

Academic Probation MS Thesis and PhD Students on initial probation (first semester of probation) have one semester to bring their cumulative GPA up to 3.0, during which they are eligible for stipend support. Students enrolled in the Course-type MS program are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. If the student does not reach a cumulative 3.0 by the end of that term, he/she will be dismissed from the University. Reinstatement is possible in cases in which a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is very likely by the end of the next semester. The University does not allow reinstated students to draw a stipend.

Departmental/University Facilities. The Department/University maintains an Analytical Laboratory (Dano Fiore), Electron Microscope facility (Ken Taylor), Marine Lab (Felicia Coleman), Molecular and Hybridoma Laboratory (Ken Roux), Neuroscience facilities (Mike Meredith), Computer Lab (Alex Stuy), and photo darkroom. Some of the equipment is cost-free, but some is not. Students should consult first with the major professor and then with the contact person named above concerning the use of these facilities.

Marine Lab. Students using the Marine Lab for any part of their thesis or dissertation research should supply the Marine Lab with a bound copy of the final document. The Department will cover the costs of copying and binding this copy.

☞ Appendix I: Residency