- Form Advisory Committee by the end of the first year, preferably by June or July. Meet with Advisory Committee two times per year until completion of Qualifying Examination.
- Take Qualifying Examination within 25 months of entry for Ph.D. candidates; 18 months for combined degree students.
- Form Research Committee immediately after satisfactory completion of Qualifying Examination. The Research Committee must be approved by the Graduate School at least 8 months prior to the thesis examination.
- Meet with Research Committee two times per year.
- Teach J210 Microbiology, usually in third year.
- Advancement to Candidacy Form, including a summary of the proposed research, must be approved by the Graduate School at least 8 months prior to the thesis examination; this form is usually submitted immediately after successfully completing the Qualifying Examination.
- Assuming completion of a PhD in 5 years, students should reach 90 credit hours as expeditiously as possible. This usually means taking 12 credits fall and spring and 6 in the summer. However 8 credits fall and spring and 4 credits for full summer session (not 2 + 2) are considered full time. After Advancement to Candidacy and 90 credits are achieved, the student then enrolls in MICR G901 for 6 credits in fall, spring, and summer (also considered full time). However, a student can only register in G901 for six semesters. If the student has enrolled in all 6 semesters of G901 and has not yet graduated, then the student enrolls in 1 credit of J810 until they graduate.
- Combined degree students can transfer in 30 credits from their medical school courses.
- Submission of a manuscript based on the dissertation research in a primary journal in the field is required.
- Prior to writing the dissertation, information on all aspects related to proper formatting should be obtained from the IUPUI Graduate Office. The IUPUI Graduate Recorder, Debra Barker (firstname.lastname@example.org), must approve formatting of the dissertation prior to graduation. For more information and completion of forms, contact the department’s Graduate Secretary, Cindy Booth (email@example.com). The IU Guide to the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations can be obtained from Cindy Booth or the IUPUI Graduate Office.
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