Guidelines for MS Degree
The requirements for the MS degree are as follows:
- Credit Requirements:
|A. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Core||15|
|Total Number of Required Credits||33|
- Research on a significant scientific problem
- Successful completion of Thesis Defense
Thesis Committee Guidelines
Formation of Thesis Committee
Students must assemble their thesis committee one month prior to their second academic year. The committee must contain at least three members, with at least two CBCB affiliate Faculty. Students must complete the Thesis Committee Formation form and complete a one page document proposing a topic and a plan of work. Upon completion, both documents need to be submitted to the Education and Outreach Coordinator.
Thesis Committee Meetings
The thesis committee will meet prior to the first semester of the second academic year to discuss project guidelines and assess student progress. If needed, the committee can chose to meet again (prior to the thesis defense) to ensure student is meeting expectations. Within two weeks of the committee meeting, the Thesis Committee Evaluation form must be completed and submitted to the Education and Outreach Coordinator.
The thesis defense will be scheduled for the second semester in the second year. Students should note the thesis submission deadlines provided by Office of Graduate and Professional Education and ensure enough time is allotted between the submission deadline and the thesis defense to make appropriate changes and obtain signature pages. The University Thesis and Dissertation Manual must be followed.
The student must submit their thesis to the thesis committee two weeks before the thesis defense date. Within one week of the thesis defense, the thesis committee must submit the Results of the MS Defense form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The original will remain in the student’s file.