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PHARMACEUTICAL 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
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Candidates will be dropped from the program if they receive more than 7 credits of BC or lower. This applies to formal courses and research credits. Contact the school for more information.
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Candidates will be dropped from the program if they receive more than 7 credits of BC or lower. This applies to formal courses and research credits. Contact the school for more information.
Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Yes
(1) Pharmaceutical Sciences 780
(2) At least two of the following three courses:
Pharmaceutical Sciences 768, Pharmaceutical Sciences 786, Biochemistry 630
(3) Pharmaceutical Sciences 800
(4) At least one additional graduate course in pharmaceutical sciences or in a field related to one's research (field choice is at the discretion of the thesis advisor).
(5) 718-900 (research)
(6) Pharmaceutical Sciences 931 (seminar) is required every fall during enrollment as a graduate student in the program; Pharmaceutical Sciences 932 (seminar) is required every spring during enrollment as a graduate student in the program.
Specific Courses
Yes
(1) Pharmaceutical Sciences 780
(2) At least two of the following three courses:
Pharmaceutical Sciences 768, Pharmaceutical Sciences 786, Biochemistry 630
(3) Pharmaceutical Sciences 800
(4) Three additional credits from the Drug Action, Drug Delivery, or Drug Discovery elective lists are required (acceptable courses meeting this requirement are listed in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Student Handbook.
(5) 718-900 (research)
(6) Pharmaceutical Sciences 931 (seminar) is required every fall during enrollment as a graduate student in the program; Pharmaceutical Sciences 932 (seminar) is required every spring during enrollment as a graduate student in the program.
Ph.D. major course program requirements must be completed by the end of year two in the program.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 16 credits is required to earn the degree.
Specific Credits
No
Examinations
No
Examinations
Yes / Yes
The preliminary examination must be taken before the beginning of the third year of graduate study. A final defense of the dissertation is required.
Other Assessments
Yes
The program expects the M.S. candidate to engage in a research project of a scope appropriate to the time devoted to earning the degree. The results of the research must be described in an M.S. thesis. The thesis must be both presented and defended before a faculty committee consisting of at least three graduate faculty members of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division (one of whom is the student's thesis advisor).
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Participation in three laboratory rotations is required during the first semester in the program.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
No graduate minor is required.
Advisor
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Advisor
Yes
The student's advisory committee will advise and monitor progress annually toward completion of the required thesis.
Review Policy
Yes
Advisory committee
Annually
Review Policy
Yes
Advisory committee
Annually