Typical Program of Study:

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

Select Advisory Committee by end of summer 

Fall: 

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

Total of 18 hours

*RECOMMENDED

Spring:

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

Total of 18 hours

*RECOMMENDED

 

Summer:

  1. MIBO9000 (PhD Research) (variable Credits)

Total of 18 hours

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 Credits)
  2. MIBO9000 (PhD Research) (variable Credits)
  3. Other elective

Total of 18 hours

 

Spring

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

Total of 18 hours

*RECOMMENDED

 

Summer:

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

Total of 15 hours

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

Total of 15-18 hours