MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

CURRICULUM

What if I have not chosen an MS advisor? Is there a course that I can take for the research credit?

Students who have not chosen their advisor may register for Special Project: Course, Special Project: Research under Dr. Eric Swindell.

The following criteria for registration apply:


STUDENT ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS 

What is the difference in full-time versus part-time enrollment?

Full-time registration is:

Part-time registration is:

Please note: if you are funded by Faculty, Financial Aid, or are an International Student you MUST be registered as a full-time student. However, if you are a domestic, self-funded student you may register as a part-time student.


CANDIDACY PETITION

What is the difference between good academic standing and academic probation?

Good academic standing is maintained when the student’s overall Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) is 3.0 or better and the student has been meeting his/her MS milestones in a timely fashion.

Academic probation - any of the following actions or conditions can cause the student to be placed on academic probation by the Dean:

Consequences


ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Are there any additional requirements regarding Advisory Committee meetings?


DEFENSE

Are there additional details I should know about the MS Defense?


MS GRADUATION

What if I am not able to complete all of the necessary paperwork following my MS defense before the semester deadline?


APPLICATION TO THE GSBS PHD PROGRAM

MS Students can not transfer to the PhD program, but are welcome to apply for acceptance to the PhD program. All applicants (including GSBS MS students) will be evaluated using the same criteria. MS students must complete all of the requirements for their degree prior to beginning their PhD work. In the event that the student is unable to complete the elements of their MS degree prior to the first semester of the PhD program, the student must defer until completion of their MS degree requirements.