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PLANT PATHOLOGY 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
Follow Graduate School policy
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Yes
Within the first year, the student must find a Ph.D. advisor to whom the student is acceptable and who is acceptable to the student; form a research committee; and complete the departmental certification process.
Specific Courses
Yes
Pl Path 875 Special Topics (1 credit required).
Specific Courses
Yes
505, 559, 602, 875 (2 credits required) and foundation courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biology (including Pl Path 300 Introduction to Plant Pathology or equivalent).
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 21 credits; at least 9 credits in Plant Pathology courses other than 990 (Research) and counting only 1 credit of 923; a maximum of 6 credits of 990 count toward the 21 credits.
Specific Credits
No
Examinations, Time Constraints
Yes, No
A comprehensive oral examination is required covering scientific subject matter and research conducted.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
The comprehensive preliminary examination is composed of two components: a written qualifying examination, which is completed no later than the end of the third year of the Ph.D. program, and the comprehensive preliminary oral examination based on a research proposal prepared by the student, which is completed no later than the end of the third year of the Ph.D. program. Students present a final research seminar in the department within the six months preceding the final oral examination.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
A thesis or a well-executed research report is required. Students present a final research seminar in the department within the six months preceding the comprehensive oral examination.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
One semester of teaching experience (usually as 2 or more credits of Plant Pathology 799) at UW-Madison is required before the end of the third year of the Ph.D. program. Students present at least one oral presentation outside the research group each year, which includes two department seminars (research proposal seminar and final research seminar).
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Advisor
Follow Graduate School policy
Advisor
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Yes
M.S. major advisor and research committee
Annually
Review Policy
Yes
Ph.D. major advisor and research committee
Annually