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BACTERIOLOGY Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Specific Courses
Contact the department for specific course information.
Specific Credits
  • Candidates in the research option must complete a minimum of 10 credits; no more than half the credits earned for required courses may satisfy this minimum; conference and seminar credits cannot be used to satisfy this minimum.
  • Candidates in the course work option must complete a minimum of 30 credits; 9 of the required 30 credits must be at the 600 level or above (exclusive of conference credits); up to 9 of the required 30 credits can be conference credits; seminar credits cannot be used to satisfy this minimum. With permission of the advisor, up to 8 credits of graduate course work from another university may be applied toward the course requirements.
Examinations, Time Constraints
Yes, No
Candidates presenting research must defend in an oral examination.
Other Assessments, Time Constraints
Yes, Yes
Candidates electing the research option must submit a written research proposal to the research committee within the first year and at least six months before the defense; completion of the formal thesis or manuscript requires that it be suitable for publication in a professional journal.
Language Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Research committee