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EPIDEMIOLOGY 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
3.25
Overall GPA
3.25
Other Grade Requirements
An average grade of B or better in all work (excluding research credits) taken as a graduate student. Grades of Incomplete are considered unsatisfactory if not removed during the next semester in residence. No grade of B/C or lower in core classes or biostatistics requirements will be accepted for the degree.
Other Grade Requirements
An average grade of B or better in all work (excluding research credits) taken as a graduate student. Grades of Incomplete are considered unsatisfactory if not removed during the next semester in residence. No grade of B/C or lower in core classes or biostatistics requirements will be accepted for the degree.
Probation Policy
Students with a GPA of 3.0 or lower in any semester will be placed on probation for one semester and reviewed by the Epidemiology Program Steering Committee following the probationary semester. Based on this review, the student may be dropped or allowed to continue.
Probation Policy
Students with a GPA of 3.0 or lower in any semester will be placed on probation for one semester and reviewed by the Epidemiology Program Steering Committee following the probationary semester. Based on this review, the student may be dropped or allowed to continue.
Specific Courses
Yes
Equivalent courses from UW–Madison or elsewhere may meet requirements if approved by the Epidemiology Degree Steering Committee.

 

Specific Courses
Yes
Equivalent courses from UW–Madison or elsewhere may meet requirements if approved by the Epidemiology Degree Steering Committee.
Specific Credits
Yes
Minimum of 33 graduate credits: 9 credits in core courses; 6 credits from biostatistics courses; at least 9 credits of specialization courses; 1 credit of graduate seminar; at least 1 credit of ethics; 3–5 thesis credits. Approved list of courses is maintained in the Department of Population Health Sciences. No more than 3 credits of 699 (independent reading) may be applied toward the degree. No more than 5 Pop Hlth credits (thesis) may be applied toward the degree.
Specific Credits
Yes
Minimum of 65 graduate credits: 12 credits in core courses; 12 credits from biostatistics courses; at least 12 credits of specialization courses; 2 credits of graduate seminar; at least 1 credit of ethics; minor courses (9–12 credits); 6–12 thesis crecits. Approved list of courses is maintained in the Department of Population Health Sciences. No more than 3 credits of 699 (independent reading) may be applied toward the degree. No more than 12 Pop Hlth credits (dissertation) may be applied toward the degree.
Examinations / Time Constraints
No / Yes
A master's degree requires at least of 32 weeks of residence (two semesters of full-time study or equivalent in part-time study). Students who are absent for five or more years will lose all weeks of earned residence.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
A Ph.D. degree requires at least 96 weeks of residence (six semesters of full-time study or equivalent combination of part-time and full-time study). After the first 32 weeks of residence have been earned, two full-time semesters of study (8–12 credits) in fall or spring sessions are required.
1. Qualifier
2. Comprehensive preliminary examination
3. Final oral examination
A candidate for the Ph.D. degree who fails to pass the oral examination within five years after passing the preliminary examination is required to take another preliminary examination. Doctoral students will have a maximum of five years from the date of passing the preliminary examination to take the final oral examination and deposit the dissertation.
Other Assessments
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Assessments
Follow Graduate School policy
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Advisor
Program faculty
Advisor
Program faculty
Review Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Follow Graduate School policy