School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Degree Progress and Requirements

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is the highest degree awarded by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.  Requirements for this degree are rigorous and challenging.  The Graduate School is committed to preparing exceptional biomedical researchers for careers in biomedical sciences.  Successful training and assurance that each student fulfills degree requirements necessitates commitment by the Graduate School, Department, mentor, and student.

Laboratory Rotations
Commitment to a Laboratory
Research Committees
Course Requirements
Doctoral Candidacy Examination
Progress Reports
Defense of the Dissertation
Conferring of Degree

Please refer to Policies and Procedures of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for further information.

The Degree of Master of Science

The Master Degree Program combines basic science research and scholarly advancement in the well-defined area of biomedical sciences.  Students in this program must meet both research and scholastic requirements as determined by the student’s Research Committee, mentor/research advisor, department, and School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Lab Placement and Formation of the Research Committee
Coursework
Progress Reports
Oral Examination
Conferring the Degree

Please refer to Policies and Procedures of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for further information.

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