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Academic Milestones and Forms for Degrees in Plant Biology

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Doctorate Of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

 

The Plant Biology Graduate Student Handbook describes the requirements and expectations for each academic milestone for the PhD. Deadlines and target dates are indicated.  Requisite forms are provided to the right. Submit the completed forms by the target dates or deadlines to the Student Affairs Officer, Laura McGeehan. 
 

ACADEMIC MILESTONE
TIMELINE

 

Year

Deadline/Target dates

Guidance Committee/ Course Program Meeting

Year 1

Deadline: December 10th

Annual Progress Report and Meeting

All years

Deadline: May 31st

Nomination of Qualifying Committee

Year 2

Target date: Before Fall quarter of year 3

Submission of Qualifying Exam Proposal

Year 2

Target date: One month prior to written exams; Deadline: One week prior to written exam

3rd-year BPSC seminar

Year 3

Target date: 1 quarter after completion of the Qualifying Exam

Dissertation Defense

Year 5

Target Date: Spring quarter of year 5. Students most often graduate between Spring (5th year) and Fall (6th year)


 

Masters of Science (M.S)

 

The Plant Biology Graduate Student Handbook describes the requirements and expectations for each academic milestone for the Plan I (Thesis) and Plan II (Comprehensive Exam) MS degree. Deadlines and target dates are indicated.  Requisite forms are provided to the right. Submit the completed forms by the target dates or deadlines to the Student Affairs Officer, Laura McGeehan
 

ACADEMIC MILESTONE (MS PLAN I)
TIMELINE

 

Year

Deadline/Target dates

Guidance Committee/ Course Program Meeting

Year 1

Deadline: December 10th

Annual Progress Report and Meeting

All years

Deadline: May 31st

Thesis Committee Nomination

Year 1

Target date: Spring QTR: Deadline:
No later than 2 months prior to defense

Thesis and Defense

Year 2

Target date: End of year 2 or year 3

ACADEMIC MILESTONE (MS PLAN II)
TIMELINE

 

Year

Deadline/Target dates

Guidance Committee/ Course Program Meeting

Year 1

Deadline: December 10th

Annual Progress Report and Meeting

All years

Deadline: May 31st

Nomination of Comprehensive Committee

Year 2

Target date: Winter QTR

Submission of Comprehensive Exam Proposal

Year 2

Target date: Spring or Summer QTR 

Comprehensive Exam

Year 3

Target date: Spring or Summer QTR

 

Graduate Division enforces specific deadlines for graduation dates. 

 

 

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