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BioPh.D. Handbook | Basic Responsibilities of Students

Bioengineering Ph.D.
For the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year
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A full-time graduate student is required to take nine credit hours during the fall and spring semesters during each semester in residence. These credits will be a mix of course work and research credits. The Graduate School allows a maximum of nine hours of course work per semester for students who are receiving stipend support. During the summer session, all students are required to enroll and register for zero credit hours of the course numbered 67890 in their home department. If they intend to graduate during the summer, they should also register for zero credits of research under their advisor. If they wish to take a course for credit offered during the summer session, they will need to apply for a tuition scholarship before the first day of classes.


All graduate students must both register and enroll before each spring and fall semester and the summer session to maintain student status. Enrollment is different from registration, and you must do both. If you fail to enroll during the semester, you may have to apply for re-admission. The only exception is for officially approved leaves of absence.

Satisfactory Degree Progress

Each year your degree progress will be reviewed by your advisor, the Program Committee, and the Graduate School. Each of these levels may have differing standards and criteria for evaluation. Continued financial support, both stipend and tuition, are dependent upon successful performance in research, course work, assistance in teaching as well as the availability of funds.