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COMPARATIVE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES 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
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Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Yes
Path-Bio 920 (Thesis Research Seminar) and Path-Bio 930 (Advanced Seminar).
Specific Courses
Yes
Path-Bio 920 and 2 credits of Path-Bio 930.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 16 credits is required: 9 credits of didactic or laboratory courses 400 level or higher, 2 seminars (see Specific Courses), plus a minimum of 5 credits in Path-Bio 990.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 32 credits is required: 20 credits of didactic or laboratory courses 400 level or higher, 3 seminars (see Specific Courses), plus a minum of 9 credits of Path-Bio 990.
Examinations
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / No
There are two preliminary examinations. The first is a take-home exam of questions authored by the student's thesis committee. The second requires that the student write up their research in the form of a major grant and defend it orally before the thesis committee.
Other Assessments/Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Candidates are required to present a thesis defense or, at the option of the major professor and with the approval of the thesis committee, the equivalent in the form of a substantial paper. The thesis or paper must be approved at least two weeks before the final examination.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / No
Candidates must present broad-based evidence of general proficiency in research and the ability for independent investigation as demonstrated in a dissertation presenting original research.
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
Committee
Annually
Review Policy
Yes
Committee
Annually