Sep 21, 2023  
2018-2020 Graduate School Catalog 
2018-2020 Graduate School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MS Bioinformatics, Curriculum Sequence

Suggested Curriculum Sequence

The typical plan of study requires enrollment in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term to remain full-time.  Not every course is offered every term, and the following plan of study is an illustration. At the initial conference with an advisor, a preliminary plan of study will be established, and this will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies (using the SGS Plan of Study Form) for placement in the student’s official file.  At this time, any anticipated exceptions or anticipated transfer credits will be noted. An estimated time for completion of the thesis/dissertation must be included. Changes to the plan of study will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies. The student and the advisor will sign the form submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 9 Credits

Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1): 9 Credits

Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 9 Credits

Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 3 Credits

BIOI 797  /BIOI 799   Thesis Guidance / Thesis Defense 3/9* Credits


* Note: Upon achieving Master’s Candidacy, the student will continuously register in Fall and Spring terms for BIOI 797 (Thesis Guidance) until the Master’s Thesis is completed and submitted to the School of Graduate Studies for review.  The course is used only when the curriculum is near completion, and the student is completing the research and writing of the thesis. The course registration maintains the student status as a matriculated, full-time student (student is registered for 3 credit hours and the system reports a full-time 9 credit hour load).  

After the Intent to Defend the Master’s Thesis form has been accepted by the School of Graduate Studies, this course registration will be changed to BIOI 799 (Thesis Defense) for the given semester and count for 3 credit hours of curricular coursework (BIOI 799 will also count for 9 credit hours of load).  Other courses cannot be substituted for BIOI 797 (Thesis Guidance). The only eligible grade for BIOI 797 (Thesis Guidance) is the grade of “S” and the only acceptable grade for BIOI 799 (Thesis Defense) is “P/F” (Pass/Fail).

Total Credit Hours: 30