Graduate Program Student Handbook

Cell & Developmental Biology

Graduate Program Student Handbook

Introduction

o Standards and Expectations for CDB graduate students

o Rackham and PIBS requirements

o Preferred Timeline of Doctoral Study

o Proposing Changes to the CDB Graduate Program

The Graduate Program Committee (GPC)

o Composition

o Responsibilities

The Graduate Admissions Committee (GAC)

o Composition

o Responsibilities

The Graduate Recruiting Committee (GRC)

o Composition

o Responsibilities

Requirements for the Ph.D. in Cell & Developmental Biology

o Enrollment Requirements

o Coursework Requirements

o Grades

o Research Rotations

o Choosing CDB

o The Thesis Advisor

o The Preliminary Qualifying Examination

o The Thesis Dissertation Committee

o Teaching GSI

o Research Seminars

o Doctoral Dissertation and Thesis Defense

o Post-defense Requirements

o Dissertation Embargo

Graduate Student Support

Departmental Support

Sources of Travel Support

Master’s Degree Requirements

Leave of Absence and Readmission

Policy for Academic Progress, Probation and Dismissal

Policy for Academic Progress, Probation and Dismissal Guidelines