Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Qualifying Examination

Admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree in Physiology & Biophysics is conditional on successful completion of the Qualifying Examination. The basic prerequisites for taking the Qualifying Examination are:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all research rotations
  2. Completion of required courses
  3. Passing grade in one Journal Club presentation
  4. Attendance at Departmental Research Seminars
  5. Satisfactory performance in at least 2 Student Advisory Committee Meetings

Students who have completed these prerequisites should meet with their Advisory Committee. The Student Advisory Committee is to provide written approval in the form of a letter to be placed in the student's file to indicate that the student is permitted to take the Qualifying Examination. The Qualifying Examination will be administered by the Sue Golding Graduate Division (SGGD) during the spring semester of the second year. Additional details see SGGD Academic Policies

Students successfully completing the Qualifying Examination are entitled to be awarded a Master of Science degree.

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