Graduate Course Descriptions

View the Graduate Catalog for all course offerings and descriptions.

Seminar Courses

Bio 630

Seminar course in various topics relating to Cell and Molecular Biology. Topic announced each year.

Bio 660

Seminar course in various topics relating to Ecology and Evolution. Topic announced each year. 

Master's Degree Checklist and deadlines

Step
Deadline

1. Choose committee members and complete committee approval form with signatures. Committee should be 2-3 faculty in addition to your mentor. Establish a plan for regular meetings with your committee.

BEFORE ENROLLING IN BIO 700 (THESIS)

2. Submit proposal to committee for review (See Thesis Proposal Guidelines)

DUE DATE TO BE NEGOTIATED WITH ADVISOR AND COMMITTEE

3. Submit approved proposal with coversheet and signatures to Graduate Director

DUE FIRST FRIDAY IN MARCH

4. Submit application for second-year assistantship (if applicable). See above under 'forms'.

DUE FIRST FRIDAY IN MARCH

5. Department presentation of proposal

SPRING SEMESTER IN FIRST YEAR (Schedule with seminar co-ordinator)

6. Department presentation of research progress at Graduate Symposium

SPRING SEMESTER OF SECOND YEAR

7. Complete Application for Graduate Degree. See form under 'Graduate.'

SEMESTER OF GRADUATION, ACCORDING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL DEADLINE

8. Schedule dates for submission of thesis drafts with advisor

9. Schedule presentation and defense of thesis with committee and seminar co-ordinator

AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE GRADUATE SCHOOL'S THESIS SUBMISSION DEADLINE

10. Give thesis to committee

AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE DEFENSE

11. Presentation and defense of thesis 

AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE GRADUATE SCHOOL THESIS DEADLINE

12. Make revisions to thesis required by committee

13. Submit thesis approval form with signatures to Graduate School

14. Submit thesis electronically to Graduate Director and library

15. Thesis advisor submits comprehensive assessment (defense) results to the Graduate Director

16. Attend graduate graduation!!

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