Typical Program of Study:

FIRST YEAR
Choose Major Professor (thesis laboratory) by December (or January)

Select Advisory Committee by end of summer 

Fall: 

  1. MIBO8150 (Research Interests of Faculty) (1CR)
  2. GRSC7770 (Graduate Teaching & Career Development) (3 CR)
  3. MIBO8900 (3 Rotations in Laboratories) (6 CR)
  4. MIBO8610 (Advanced Microbial Diversity) (3 CR) 
  5. MIBO9000 (PhD Research) (variable CR)
  6. MIBO8170 (Student Seminar) (1CR)*

Total of 15 hrs

*RECOMMENDED

Spring:

  1. MIBO8600 (Advanced Prokaryotic Biology) (3 CR)
  2. MIBO9000 (PhD Research)  (variable CR)
  3. MIBO8170 (Student Seminar) (1CR)*
  4. Possible elective

Total of 15 hrs

*RECOMMENDED

Summer:

  1. MIBO9000 (PhD Research) (variable CR)

Total of 12 hrs

SECOND YEAR

Have research prospectus approved by committee before the end of the first semester.

Complete written proposal and pass oral defense of it before August

 Fall:

  1. MIBO8160 (Seminar Presentation) (3 CR)
  2. MIBO9000 (PhD Research) (variable CR)
  3. Other elective

Total of 15 hrs

Spring

  1. MIBO9000
  2. MIBO8170 (Student Seminar) (1CR)*
  3. Possible elective

Total of 15 hrs

*RECOMMENDED

Summer:

  1. Admission to candidacy (PhD)
  2. MIBO9000 (PhD Research)  (variable CR)

Total of 12 hrs

THIRD YEAR AND BEYOND

Have annual meeting with your reserach committee (beginning one year after being admitted to candidacy)

Serve as Teaching Assistant for two semesters

  1. MIBO9000 (PhD Research) (variable CR)
  2. MIBO9300 (PhD dissertation preparation) (3 CR)
  3. MIBO8170 (Student Seminar) (1 CR) EACH SEMESTER OF 3rd YR
  4. Electives (as necessary, many students will have no more electives at this point)

Total of 15 hrs