MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

These are the general GSBS guidelines for the timing of candidacy exams.  Individual Programs may specify a different schedule. Students should check with their Programs to make sure they meet their Program's requirements.

*This 6-week period is the amount of protected time that the student may reasonably expect to have in order to focus on preparation for the exam. It is also reasonable for the advisor to expect the student to at least keep things moving along in the laboratory during this period. It is important that the student and advisor work out a schedule for the student's exam prep period beforehand.