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BIOPHYSICS Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.S. PH.D.
Overall GPA
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Overall GPA
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Other Grade Requirements
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Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Grades of BC or better in core courses. For a list of these courses, see the department Web site section on Degree Information, Program Requirements.
Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
No
Specific Courses
Yes
A seminar course is required each semester. At least one oral presentation is required each year in these courses. Students must also take an ethics course.
Specific Credits
No
Specific Credits
No
Examinations
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
The certification form should be filed in the second year of graduate study and an advisory committee should be formed in consultation with the major professor and the Biophysics Program Committee. Candidates should complete both the written and oral preliminary examinations before the end of the fifth semester.
Other Assessments
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Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / No
A progress report must be filed every year after passing the preliminary examination.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
No
Advisor
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Advisor
Yes
Candidates must acquire a faculty advisor (major professor) by mutual consent by the beginning of the second semester of graduate study.
Review Policy
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Review Policy
Yes
Biophysics Program Committee
Annually