Health Science Campus Graduate Student Handbook 2008-2009
GENERAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Degrees Offered: Follow this link for a complete listing of degrees offered through the Health Science Campus
Time Limitations (top of page)
All degree requirements should be completed within 6 years for the Master degree programs and within 7 years for the PhD degree program (M.D./PhD program limit is 10 years). Certificate programs must be completed within 4 years. At the request of the student’s Academic Advisory Committee, the Senior Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies may approve an extension up to 1 year. This is done on a Continuation of Candidacy for Degree form. If the student wishes to petition for an extension, the student must meet with her/his Academic Advisory Committee which will review the request and make a recommendation to the Senior Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. As conditions for extension of time, the Advisory Committee may require that a student repeat selected courses or take additional courses. In a degree program that requires successful completion of a Qualifying Examination, the Advisory Committee may require that the student repeat and pass the Qualifying Examination. If an extension is denied, the student will be dismissed from the College of Graduate Studies after the end of the 4, 6 or 7 years as applicable to the degree program.
Commencement (top of page)
Commencement is held at the end of Fall and Spring semesters for conferring of degrees upon candidates who have fulfilled degree requirements.
Students who have successfully defended their thesis/dissertation or presented their scholarly project prior to the last day of the semester may march at commencement. The official graduation diploma will be presented when all academic and administrative requirements have been met (after the thesis, dissertation or scholarly project final pdf file on CD has been received in the HSC College of Graduate Studies office and uploaded to the appropriate web site).
Notification of Intent to Graduate (top of page)
Only students who have met the academic and administrative requirements as specified above will be permitted to participate in graduation ceremonies. Deadlines for notification are posted on the web site of the Main Campus Registrar.
Diploma Dates (top of page)
The final pdf file of the thesis/dissertation or scholarly project on CD must be in the HSC College of Graduate Studies office by the last day of the following semester in which the student defends or presents. For example, if the student defends in summer semester, s/he will have until the end of fall semester to submit the final CD. The diploma will be dated for the semester in which the defense/ presentation is made. If the student misses the deadline, the diploma will be dated for the semester in which the final CD of the thesis/dissertation or project is submitted. For those with multiple degrees or programs, i.e., M.D./PhD program, each diploma will be dated the last day of the semester in which the student completes all requirements for each program.
Fulfillment of Degree Requirements for Graduation (top of page)
The completion of degree requirements including all administrative requirements and all academic requirements is ultimately the responsibility of the student.
Academic Standards (top of page)
A minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) for all courses (including Certificate program) taken at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus is required to graduate. A grade of B or higher constitutes satisfactory work in the College of Graduate Studies. The grade of C is the minimum passing grade for earned graduate credit. A maximum number of credits of C on a candidate’s Plan of Study as listed below:
10 credits PhD degree
8 credits MSBS research track and MSN degree
12 credits DPT, MSBS clinical track programs and OTD (unless stated otherwise)
6 credits MSOH, MPH degrees
3 credits Certificate programs
Ifa student repeats a course, only the most recent grade will be counted in determining the number of hours of C or lower. A student that exceeds the maximum for their degree program will be subject to dismissal. A student who receives two or more grades of D, F or WF will be subject to dismissal.
Academic Probation (top of page)
Full-time students whose cumulative GPA fall below 3.0 during any semester will be placed on academic probation. Should the full-time student remain on academic probation for two additional semesters, the student will be subject to dismissal.
Part-time students whose cumulative GPA fall below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. If the student remains on academic probation until the end of the semester in which another 16 credits have been completed, the student will be subject to dismissal.
Students admitted conditionally with less than a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work must reach a 3.0 GPA by the completion of 15 credits or be subject to dismissal. Students admitted conditionally to Certificate programs must reach a 3.0 GPA by the time they have completed one-half of the required credits.
Grade of U (top of page)
Any student receiving a grade of U shall be considered to have lost good academic standing until an equal number of credits in the same course with a grade of S have been completed after receiving the U. These repeated credits must be completed within 1 year.
Major Advisor/Department Responsibility (MA/DR) Form (top of page)
All HSC PhD and MSBS Research Track students must complete a Major Advisor/Department Responsibility form before the end of their first year of study. This form may be obtained from the College of Graduate Studies form web site http://monitor.meduohio.edu/depts/grad/forms.html.. If a student cannot identify a major advisor within the first year of study, the student is subject to dismissal.
Academic Advisory Committee (top of page)
The Academic Advisory Committee form establishes the faculty who will act as mentors to the graduate student. This Advisory Committee form must be filed for students in ALL degree programs prior to all other forms. PhD and MSBS Research Track students will complete the MA/DR form prior to the Academic Advisory Committee form.
Plan of Study (top of page)
The Plan of Study is a defined agreement of course and research requirements to be completed for the degree between graduate students, their respective programs, and the institution. Because the following programs are structured, they do not require a Plan of Study: OTD, PA, DPT, Medical Physics-Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Physics-Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics-Clinical Radiation Oncology programs. The student must complete all the courses on the Plan of Study to graduate. Students may make arrangements with BGSU for courses in designing the Plan of Study (Refer to BGSU/UT Cooperative Registration).
Plan of Study forms are available online at the Monitor site at http://monitor.meduohio.edu/depts/grad/forms.html.
Completion of the Plan of Study with the signatures of the student, major advisor, and all members of the advisory committee must be submitted in satisfactory form no later than the following:
- PhD in Biomedical Sciences Degree Full-time students - the end of fall semester of year 2; part-time students will develop a schedule with their major advisor and committee members
- MSBS/Research Tracks Degree Full-time students - before 15 credits have been completed; part-time students will develop a schedule with their major advisor and committee members
- MSBS/Clinical Tracks Degree These structured programs require no Plan of Study
- MSN Degree The second semester of enrollment
- MSOH and MPH Degrees By the time 30 credits have been completed
- OTD Degree This structured program requires no Plan of Study
Revisions in the Plan of Study must be approved by the major advisor and the Senior Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
The Plan of Study must meet all the statutory regulations of the College of Graduate Studies, and must be approved by the responsible degree program committee and the Senior Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.