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Department of biochemistry and Molecular biology

PhD Program Tool Kit

As a PhD student, your academic progression is recorded through timely completion of the following items. Descriptions and time limits are printed at the bottom of each form (see PDFs below). Academic requirements should be completed in the following order:

Completion of the First-Year Curriculum

Appointment of Major Dissertation Advisor
Recommendation for Appointment of Dissertation Advisory Committee
Change to Dissertation Advisory Committee - Member Addition/Replacement
Program of Study

After Written and Oral Qualifiers

Admission to Candidacy
Plan of Research - NOTE: Submit form with a copy of the title page

Defense Forms

Dissertation Defense Notification
Certification of Successful Defense
Dissertation Defense Rubric

Once an Advisory Committee is formed it must meet at least once a year.

Annual Evaluation of Student Progress by Dissertation Committee

Additional Forms and Information

Dissertation Guidelines
Compact Between Biomedical Graduate Students & Their Research Advisor
Graduation Forms

Tips for Presenting Scientific Information

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