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CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY 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.

Master’s Degrees:

M.S.

Doctoral Degrees:

Ph.D.

Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement

30 credits

Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement

51 credits

Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement

16 credits

Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement

32 credits

Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement

Half of degree coursework (16 out of 30 total credits) must be completed in courses numbered 700 or higher.

Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement

Half of degree coursework (26 out of 51 total credits) must be completed in courses numbered 700 or higher.

Prior Coursework Requirements: Graduate Work from Other Institutions

With program approval, students are allowed to count no more than 7 credits of graduate coursework from other institutions. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison Undergraduate

Up to 7 credits numbered 300 or above from a UW–Madison undergraduate career are allowed to count toward the degree with committee approval. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison University Special

With program approval and payment of the difference in tuition (between special and graduate tuition), students are allowed to count no more than 7 credits of coursework numbered 300 or above taken as a UW–Madison University Special students. coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: Graduate Work from Other Institutions

With program approval, students are allowed to count no more than 7 credits of graduate coursework from other institutions. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison Undergraduate

Up to 7 credits numbered 300 or above from a UW–Madison undergraduate career are allowed to count toward the degree with committee approval. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a doctoral degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison University Special

With program approval and payment of the difference in tuition (between special and graduate tuition), students are allowed to count no more than 7 credits of coursework numbered 300 or above taken as a UW–Madison University Special students. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a doctoral degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Credits per Term Allowed

15 credits

Credits per Term Allowed

15 credits

Program-Specific Courses Required

Path 900 CMP Seminar (0 cr), every semester enrolled
Path 901 CMP Student Seminar (1 cr), every semester enrolled
Path 990 Research(1–8 cr), every semester enrolled
Path 750 Cellular and Molecular Biology/Pathology (3 cr), spring semester, first year in program
Path 802 Histopathology for Translational Scientists, (3 cr), fall semester, first year in program
Path 803 Pathogenesis of Major Human Disease  (3 cr), fall semester, second year in program
Path 809 Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2 cr), spring semester, second year in program

Program-Specific Courses Required

Path 900 CMP Seminar (0 cr), every semester enrolled
Path 901 CMP Student Seminar (1 cr) every semester enrolled
Path 990 Research (1–8 cr), every semester enrolled
Path 750 Cellular and Molecular Biology/Pathology (3 cr), spring semester, first year in program
Path 802 Histopathology for Translational Scientists (3 cr) fall semester, first year in program
Path 803 Pathogenesis of Major Human Disease (3 cr), fall semester, second year in program
Path 809 Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2 cr), spring semester, second year in program

Masters Breadth Requirements

Statistics course (2–4 cr); ethics course (1–2 cr); elective (minimum of one, 2–3 cr); recommended electives—Path 807 Immunopathology (2 cr), Path 751 Cellular and Molecular Biology of Aging (3 cr)

Doctoral Minor/Breadth Requirements

For interdisciplinary or minor requirements, see CMP.

Overall Graduate GPA Requirement

3.00 GPA required.

Overall Graduate GPA Requirement

3.00 GPA required

Other Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a B average or better in all graduate courses.

Other Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a B average or better in all graduate courses.

Probation Policy

The status of a student can be one of three options:

1. Good standing (progressing according to standards; any funding guarantee remains in place).

2. Probation (not progressing according to standards but permitted to enroll; loss of funding guarantee; specific plan with dates and deadlines in place in regard to removal of probationary status.

3. Unsatisfactory progress (not progressing according to standards; not permitted to enroll, dismissal, leave of absence or change of advisor or program).

Probation Policy

The status of a student can be one of three options:

1. Good standing (progressing according to standards; any funding guarantee remains in place).

2. Probation (not progressing according to standards but permitted to enroll; loss of funding guarantee; specific plan with dates and deadlines in place in regard to removal of probationary status.

3. Unsatisfactory progress (not progressing according to standards; not permitted to enroll, dismissal, leave of absence or change of advisor or program).

Advisor / Committee

All students are required to conduct a yearly progress report meeting with their advisor, scheduled by December 17 and completed by April 30. Failure to do so will result in a hold being placed on the student’s registration.

Advisor / Committee

All students are required to conduct a yearly progress report meeting with their advisor, scheduled by December 17 and completed by April 30. Failure to do so will result in a hold being placed on the student’s registration.

Assessments and Examinations

Students must complete all required courses including Pathology 809. Students must write a master thesis and defend it in front of their Advisory Committee. The MS thesis does not need to be published.

Assessments and Examinations

Students must complete all required courses including Pathology 809. They must pass their Prelim B exam after their second year of graduate school. Students must defend their PhD thesis within five years of completion of Preliminary exam B.

Time Constraints

Master’s degree students who have been absent for five or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence. Individual programs may count the coursework students completed prior to their absence for meeting program requirements; that coursework may not count toward Graduate School credit requirements.

Time Constraints

A candidate for a doctoral degree who fails to take the final oral examination and deposit the dissertation within five years after passing the preliminary examination may by require to take another preliminary examination and to be admitted to candidacy a second time.

Doctoral degree students who have been absent for ten or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence. Individual programs may count the coursework students completed prior to their absence for meeting program requirements; that coursework may not count toward Graduate School credit requirements.

Language Requirements

No language requirements.

Language Requirements

No language requirements.