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REQUIRED FORMS FOR PHD STUDENTS

Lab Rotations

  • Lab Rotation Form (.pdf)
  • Students will find documents and links to useful information that will help navigate the rotation process in the assigned Lab Rotation Canvas course sites. 
  • All first-year Molecular Biosciences students must rotate in three laboratories of faculty members affiliated with Molecular Biosciences programs, and therefore will need to complete three separate Lab Rotation forms.
  • Form submission instructions will be provided in the assigned Canvas course site.

Thesis Advisor Selection

Qualifying Exam A

  • There are no forms required. All information will be provided in the assigned Canvas course site.

Qualifying Exam B

  • Qualifying Exam B form (Proposition)
  • Research Advisory Committee Meeting Form
  • Please submit completed forms to the respective Graduate Program Administrator, Laura Boyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tina Marottoli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and to the School of Graduate Studies Administrator, Allison Gradina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • It is important that you submit your completed Qualifying Exam B forms promptly to change your coding to "post qualifying" for certain funding opportunities.

Annual Research Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Annual Research Advisory Committee Meeting form
  • Students are required to complete this form during their Qualifying Exam B and once annually until degree completion.
  • Please submit the completed form to both Laura Boyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Tina Marottoli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

  • All forms and information will be provided in the assigned Canvas course site.

Final Dissertation and Graduation

  • Please follow the checklist and complete all forms by the designated deadlines in accordance with the School of Graduate Studies PhD Graduation and Forms website.
  • PhD Dissertation Style Guide
  • Email Laura Boyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a Dissertation Announcement template and instructions for circulation.
  • Submit all completed forms to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Administrator, Allison Gradina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as instructed on the SGS website, and cc both Laura Boyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Tina Marottoli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MASTER'S DEGREE REQUIRED FORMS

Lab Rotation - Research Thesis Track

Thesis Advisor Selection - Research Thesis Track

Final Masters of Science Candidacy Forms

  • Submit all completed forms to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Administrator, Allison Gradina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as instructed on the SGS website, and the respective Graduate Program Administrator, Laura Boyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tina Marottoli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..