University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences
http://www.cbs.umn.edu/

Graduation timeline

Annually

Attend annual fall retreat and present a poster
Present a student research seminar. Advisor and committee members must be in attendance
Meet with advisor and committee members for an annual review meeting.  Usually done after the seminar
Complete annual student progress report by student and advisor
Participate in MCSB recruiting activities
Attend one regular departmental seminar series
Participate in ongoing journal club

Year II

Fall/Spring semesters
Complete 1st TA assignment
One elective course per semester completes required course work
Choose a committee

Spring semester
Present student research seminar
Meet with committee members
Submit annual student progress report
Preliminary written exam
Preliminary oral exam

Year III

Fall/Spring semesters
Present student research seminar
Meet with committee members
Submit annual student progress report
Complete 2nd TA assignment

Year IV

Fall semester
Present student research seminar
Meet with committee members
Submit annual student progress report

Graduation year

Fall semester
Student prepares for final oral exam.
Submit thesis to readers at least 2 weeks before final exam.