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POPULATION HEALTH 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
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 in all graduate work (including transfer credits) unless conditions for probationary status require higher grades. Students must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better in all course work completed while enrolled in the population health graduate program. No grade of BC or lower in population health required courses will be accepted for the degree.
Overall GPA
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 in all graduate work (including transfer credits) unless conditions for probationary status require higher grades. Students must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better in all course work completed while enrolled in the population health graduate program. No grade of BC or lower in population health required courses will be accepted for the degree.
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Maintain no more than 6 credits of Incomplete (I) grades during any semester.
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Maintain no more than 6 credits of Incomplete (I) grades during any semester.
Probation Policy
Yes
A student not meeting guidelines for satisfactory progress will be placed on probation for one semester and will be reviewed by the Steering Committee following the probationary semester. Students may be dropped or allowed to continue by the committee based on review of progress during the probationary semester.
Probation Policy
Yes
A student not meeting guidelines for satisfactory progress will be placed on probation for one semester and will be reviewed by the Steering Committee following the probationary semester. Students may be dropped or allowed to continue by the committee based on review of progress during the probationary semester.
Specific Courses
Yes
PHS 551, 795, 797, 800, 820; and two additional methods courses, one of which must be 796 or 798; all students are required to take a minimum of 1 credit of medical ethics; some students must also complete a PHS course in the biological basis of population health.
Specific Courses
Yes
PHS 551, 795, 796, 797, 798, 800, 820 (2 cr), and 900; all students are required to take a minimum of 1 credit of medical ethics; some students must also complete a PHS course in the biological basis of population health.
Specific Credits
Yes
Master's students must complete a minimum of 33 credits; a maximum of 5 credits of PHS 990 may be applied toward degree requirements; a maximum of 3 credits of PHS 699 may be applied toward degree requirements.
Specific Credits
Yes
Ph.D. students must complete a minimum of 48 credits; a maximum of 11 credits of PHS 990 may be applied toward degree requirement; a maximum of 6 credits of PHS 699 may be applied toward degree requirements.
Examinations
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Full-time Ph.D. students must pass a written qualifying examination before beginning their fifth semester in the program. Part-time students are expected to pass the written qualifying examination before beginning the seventh semester in the doctoral program. Ph.D. students also must pass a comprehensive preliminary examination no later than six calendar years following admission to graduate study in the department.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Thesis required. Approval of a written proposal for thesis research is required before beginning thesis. M.S. candidates must submit master's thesis to advisor within two years of completing all course work.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Doctoral students have a maximum of five years from the date of passing the preliminary examination to take the final oral examination and deposit the dissertation.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Advisor
Follow Graduate School policy
Advisor
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Follow Graduate School policy