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Graduate Student Handbook

Table of Contents

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Introduction

I. The Ph.D. Program

  • A. Rationale
  • B. Planning a Course of Study
    • 1. Career Goals and Academic Interests
    • 2. Faculty Advisors
    • 3. Options within the Program
  • C. Overview of Basic Components of the Program
  • D. Ph.D. Program Requirements
    • 1. Requirements in the First Two Years of the Program
    • 2. M.A. Examination
    • 3. Requirements Leading to Dissertation Research
    • 4. Dissertation Research
  • E. The M.A. Examination
  • F. Dissertation Research
    • 1. The Choice of Topic
    • 2. Dissertation Supervisor and Dissertation Committee
    • 3. Cognate Studies
    • 4. Discretionary Language Requirement
    • 5. Research Hours and Total Credit Hours
    • 6. Preliminary Examination and Dissertation Topic Approval
    • 7. Admission to Candidacy
    • 8. Progress Report on Dissertation Research
    • 9. Doctoral Dissertation
  • G. The Internship Option
    • 1. Preparation
    • 2. Approval of Internship
    • 3. Supervision and Review
    • 4. The Internship Report
  • H. Ph.D. Normal Progress

 

II. The Specialized M.A. Program

  • A. Rationale
  • B. Planning a Course of Study
  • C. The Specialized M.A. Committee
  • D. Basic Components of the Program
  • E. Specialized M.A. Program Requirements
    • 1. Course Requirements
    • 2. Specialized M.A. Internship Option
    • 3. M.A. Examination
  • F. Specialized M.A. Normal Progress
  • G. Doctoral Studies

 

III. General Information and Regulations

  • A. Supervision
    • 1. Graduate Faculty
    • 2. Graduate Admissions Officer
    • 3. Director of Graduate Studies
    • 4. Graduate Committee
    • 5. Faculty Advisors
    • 6. Internship Supervisor
    • 7. Specialized M.A. Supervisor and Committee
    • 8. Ph.D. Dissertation Supervisor and Research Committee
    • 9. Ph.D. Dissertation Committee
  • B. Grading
    • 1. Internal Grading System
    • 2. Incompletes
  • C. Graduate Review
  • D. Appeals Procedure
  • E. Flexibility of Program Requirements
    • 1. Flexibility
    • 2. Graduate Faculty Resolution on Administration
  • F. Academic Honesty

 

IV. Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

  • A. Assistantships and Fellowships
    • 1. Assistantships
    • 2. Non-Service Fellowships
  • B. Assistantship Assignments
  • C. Evaluation of Performance and Renewals
  • D. Procedures for Assigning Duties
  • E. Assessing Graduate Assistant Teaching

 

V. Philosophy Department

  • A. Preamble
  • B. Offices
  • C. Secretarial Support
  • D. Graduate Secretary
  • E. The Richard Lineback Reading Room
  • F. Graduate Student Computer Use
  • G. Travel Support
  • H. Department Governance

 

VI. Graduate College Regulations

 

Appendices

1. Ph.D Program Requirement Check List I: Prior to M.A.

2. Ph.D Program Requirement Check List I: Prior to M.A..

3. Specialized M.A. Program Requirement Check List

4. Internship Aproval Form

5. Internship Aproval Form

6. Ph.D. Program Sample Degree in Medical Ethics

7. Ph.D. Program Sample Degree in Medical Ethics