University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences

Resources for current students

Graduation timeline

Learn more about program milestones

MCDB&G Student handbook

Updated May 2014

2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

Degree completion steps 

  • File Graduate Degree Plan form fall semester of second year

  • Assign members to Prelim Oral Exam Committee online

  • Complete Prelim Written Exam

  • Schedule Prelim Oral Exam

  • Assign members to Doctoral Final Exam Committee online

  • Request Graduation packet

  • Schedule Final Oral Exam no later than one week before exam

  • Submit Graduate Application for Degree (found in the Graduation packet) to OneStop by the first business day of anticipated month of graduation

  • Submit Reviewers' Report form prior to your defense (found in the Graduation packet)

  • Submit Doctoral Final Exam Report form no later than the last business day of anticipated month of graduation

  • Submit dissertation

Additional resources