Our Department of Biology Graduate Student Guidelines outline the expectations of our graduate students.
For students beginning in Autumn 2018 or later: Graduate Student Guidelines
For students who began in Autumn 2017 or prior: Graduate Student Guidelines
This document outlines the major milestones during graduate school including: forming your supervisory committee at the end of your first year, submission of a research proposal leading up to the General Exam by the end of your second year, and submission of a thesis leading up to the Final Exam/Dissertation Defense. The Guidelines also outline academic progress, and resolving conflicts with advisors.
Our department guarantees funding for the first five years of a graduate student's program of study. Beyond that, the department strives to continue to support all students until their degree is completed. In the event that the number of requests for a TA position exceeds the number of available TA positions in a given quarter, the TA Assignment Policy is put into effect.
If at any point you wish to know the number of points you currently hold, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an update.