First year

  1. Choose Major Professor (thesis laboratory) by mid-December
  2. Select Advisory Committee by end of summer 

Fall Coursework

  • GRSC8000 (PhD Lab Rotations) (variable credits)
  • GRSC8010 (Professional Development) (1 credits)
  • GRSC8020 (Primary Literature Skills) (2 credits) 
  • GRSC8550 (Responsible Conduct of Research) (1 credit)
  • Electives: GRSC8200 (Communicating Research and Scholarship) (1 Credit)

Total of 18 hours

Spring Coursework

  • MIBO8600 (Advanced Prokaryotic Biology) (3 Credits)
  • MIBO9000 (PhD Research)  (variable Credits)
  • MIBO8170 (Student Seminar) (1 Credit) Note: class repeated until 1 hour seminar given
  •  Electives: GRSC7770 (Student Seminar) (1 Credit)

Total of 18 hours

Summer Coursework:

  • MIBO9000 (PhD Research) (variable Credits)

Total of 15 hours

Second year

  1. Have research prospectus approved by advisory committee before the end of the first semester.
  2. Complete written proposal and pass oral defense of it in Spring of year 2 (or before August of year 3).

 Fall Coursework

  • MIBO8160 (Seminar Presentation) (3 Credits) Note: class repeated until 30 minute seminar given
  • MIBO8610 (Advanced Microbial Diversity) (3 Credits)
  • MIBO9000 (PhD Research) (variable Credits)
  • Elective

Total of 18 hours

Spring Coursework

  • MIBO9000
  • MIBO8170 (Student Seminar) (1Credit) Note: class repeated until 1 hour seminar given
  • Elective

Total of 18 hours

Summer Coursework

  • Admission to candidacy (PhD)
  • MIBO9000 (PhD Research)  (variable Credits)

Total of 15 hours

Third year and beyond

  1. Have annual meeting with your advisory committee (beginning one year after being admitted to candidacy)
  2. Serve as Teaching Assistant per Microbiology department policy.

Coursework

  • MIBO9000 (PhD Research) (variable Credits)
  • MIBO8170 (Student Seminar) (1 Credit) EACH SEMESTER OF 3rd Year Note: class repeated until 1 hour seminar given
  • Electives (as necessary, many students will have no more electives at this point)

Total of 18 hours

Graduation

  1. Follow all Graduate School deadlines 
  2. Notify mibcoord@uga.edu of intended graduation

Coursework

  • MIBO9000 (PhD Research) (variable Credits)
  • MIBO9300 (PhD dissertation preparation) (3 Credits)

Total of 18 hours