MD Anderson Cancer Center - UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Year 1

Fall

Milestone

Deadline

Complete Ethical Dimensions of Biomedical Sciences

End of Term

Identify a research advisor

End of Term 


Spring

Milestone

Deadline

Form Advisory Committee                                         

Mid-term

Hold first advisory meeting*

End of Term

Submit petition for M.S. candidacy

End of Term

Forms:

The following forms can be found here:

  • Accountable Mentorship Agreement for M.S. Students Form
  • Advisory Committee Form
  • Pre-Meeting Progress Update Form
  • Changes in Advisory Committee Form
  • Committee Meeting Report Form
  • Petition for M.S. Candidacy Form

*Hold Advisory Committee Meetings every 6 months*

Year 2

Fall

Complete Online Ethics Modules

End of Term


Forms:

The following forms can be found here:

  • Pre-Meeting Progress Update Form
  • Changes in Advisory Committee Form
  • Committee Meeting Report Form

*Hold Advisory Committee Meetings every 6 months*

Year 3

Fall/Spring/Summer

Milestone

Deadline

Complete at least 36 semester hours of pertinent coursework*

Before graduation

Submit a signed petition to defend thesis

Two weeks before defense

Defend thesis

Before graduation

Submit final signed thesis & complete all exit paperwork

Before graduation

Complete all degree requirements

Within 3 years of admission

*36 semester hours is the minimum requirement for students matriculating in the Fall of 2017. All other students are required to fulfill a minimum of 30 semester hours.


Forms:

The following forms can be found here:

  • Pre-Meeting Progress Update Form
  • Changes in Advisory Committee Form
  • Committee Meeting Report Form
  • Petition for the Defense of the M.S. Thesis
  • Results of the M.S. Defense
  • Evaluation of the M.S. Defense

*Hold Advisory Committee Meetings every 6 months*