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BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 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
Yes
Grades lower than B in the major cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements.
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Grades lower than B in the major cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements.
Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Yes
At least 6 credits should be from course work at the 500 level and above from an engineering department and/or a technical area of specialization.
Specific Courses
Yes
At least 9 credits should be from 600- to 800-level courses from an engineering department and/or comparable technical area of specialization.
Specific Credits
Yes
At least 8 of the 24 required credits for the master's degree must be in biological systems engineering. Candidates completing a thesis must take a minimum of 18 of the 24 required credits as course credits. Nonthesis option requires a minimum of 30 credits.
Specific Credits
Yes
18 to 24 thesis credits must be completed to earn the degree; at least 36 course credits must be taken in physical sciences.
Examinations
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Candidates may be required to take a qualifying examination. Before the preliminary examination, a minimum of two-thirds of the course work must be completed.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / No
A nonthesis option is available for the master's degree.
Other Assessments
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Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
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Advisor
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Advisor
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Review Policy
Yes
Major professor
Each semester
Review Policy
Yes
Major professor
Each semester