BIOMETRY Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress in addition to the requirements of the program.
Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement
Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement
Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement
At least half of degree coursework (15 credits out of 30 total credits) must be completed in statistics courses numbered 600 or above (which the statistics department considers to be graduate courses).
Prior Coursework Requirements: Graduate Work from Other Institutions
With program approval, students are allowed to count no more than 9 credits of graduate coursework from other institutions towards the graduate degree credit and graduate coursework (50%) requirements. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to the master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.
Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison Undergraduate
No credits from a UW–Madison undergraduate degree are allowed to count toward the degree.
Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison University Special
No credits earned while a UW–Madison University Special student are allowed to count toward the degree.
Credits per Term Allowed
Program-Specific Courses Required
Yes—see the program website for a list of required courses.
Overall Graduate GPA Requirement
Other Grade Requirements
A grade of B or better must be received in any course used to fulfill the required and elective course requirements.
Candidates who fail to meet satisfactory progress criteria in two consecutive reviews will be dropped from the program.
Advisor / Committee
Students are required to meet with their advisor near the beginning of each semester to discuss course selection and progress.
Assessment and Examinations
Candidates must complete a project with an emphasis on the integration of statistics and science. A final oral examination is also required upon completion of the coursework and project.
The student should make application for both the master's and Ph.D. degrees during the semester in which they defend. In other words, the biometry degree should be completed by the semester in which a concurrent Ph.D. degree is completed. It is expected that all enrolled students will complete the program within three years.
No language requirements.
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