Degree Timeline

PhD Timeline: First Year
Deadline Action
By first day of semester Meet with Department Advisor
By the end of August Contact faculty for rotations (at least 1st) ASAP
August 23, 2016  CMP Orientation and Union Outing
August 25, 2016 CMP Research Retreat
August 26, 2016 CMP American Players Theater Outing
August 29, 2016 Turn in completed benefit forms to the Pathology Office
August 31, 2016 Fall 2016 New Graduate Student Welcome
   
TBA SMPH Research Training Orientation
  Schedule meeting with New Student/Interim Advisor
By August 31, 2016 Register for 8-15 credits for Fall full-time status:
PATH 802 Histopathology for Translational Scientists
PATH 900 Path Seminars: 0 credits, but required
PATH 901 Student Seminar: 1 credit
PATH 990 Research credits: 4-8 credits
Elective (ex. Surg Sci 812–Research Ethics & Career Dev): 2-3 cr
September 8, 2016 Attend first CMP/Path Seminar (Path 900)
September 8, 2016

Complete & return rotation schedule to CMP Office

(Please email Joanne if you need an extension)

By end of Fall semester Complete 3 Laboratory Rotations
Following each rotation Complete 1 Evaluation per Rotation to Joanne
Following each rotation Meet with Advisor, Dr. Donna Peters, dmpeter2@wisc.edu
By end of Fall semester Complete Choice of Thesis Lab Form
By end of Fall semester Start in Thesis Lab
By January 15 Register for 8-15 credits for Spring full-time status:
PATH 750 Cellular & Molecular Pathology
PATH 900 Path Seminars: 0 credits, but required
PATH 901 Student Seminar: 1 credit
PATH 990 Research credits: 4-8 credits
Elective (ex. Path 807–Special Topics in Immunopath): 2-3 cr
By March 31 Form a Thesis Committee in consult with Thesis Advisor
By March 31 Complete Advisory Committee Form to Joanne
By March 31 Schedule First Advisory Committee Meeting
Fill out Certification Form & obtain committee signatures
Bring current grade report & previous transcripts
(if needed to meet requirements -- obtain from Graduate Program office)
By June 1 Submit signed Certification Form to Dept -- if not, hold placed

 

PhD Timeline: Second Year
Deadline Action
By end of second year Complete Curriculum Requirements
By August 30 Register for 8-12 credits for Fall full-time status:
PATH 803 Pathogenesis of Major Human Diseases: 3 credits
PATH 900 Path Seminars: 0 credits, but required
PATH 901 Student Seminar: 1 credit
PATH 990 Research credits: 4-8 credits
Elective (ex. Path 751 Cell & Molecular Biology of Aging): 2-3 cr
By January 20 Register for 8-12 credits for Spring full-time status:
PATH 809 Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (Prof Dev): 2 cr
PATH 900 Path Seminars: 0 credits, but required
PATH 901 Student Seminar: 1 credit
PATH 990 Research credits: 4-8 credits
Elective: 2-3 cr
Spring Semester Enroll in Pathology 809 - completion satisfies Prelim A
March 31 Schedule Advisory Committee Meeting
Fill out Progress Report Form, including PhD Interdisciplinary or minor information & obtain signatures
By June 1 Submit signed Progress Form to Grad Program Office

 

PhD Timeline: Third Year
Deadline Action
March 31 Schedule Advisory Committee Meeting
Fill out Progress Report Form & obtain signatures (at meeting)
By June 1 Submit signed Progress Form to Grad Program Office
6 months after
Prelim A
Schedule preliminary exam with committee members
3 weeks prior
to exam
Notify Grad Program Office of Exam date
Grad Program Office will submit request for preliminary warrent to Graduate School
When notified Pick-up prelimiary warrant from Grad Program Office
  Prepare written proposal for exam
2 weeks prior
to exam
Submit written proposal to committee members
Date of
Prelim Exam B
Give oral presentation of research proposal
Following Prelim B Obtain signature from committee members on preliminary warrant & submit to Grad Program Office
Once warrant
is approved
Register for 3 credits as a dissertator in next semester

 

PhD Timeline: Fourth Year
Deadline Action
3 weeks prior
to exam
Inform Grad Program Office of Thesis Defense Date
When notified Obtain PhD defense materials from Grad Program Office
  Schedule Thesis Defense Seminar for Seminar Series
Date of
Thesis Defense
Present Seminar/Defend Thesis
Obtain committee members' signatures on warrant
Following Successful
Thesis Defense
Pick-up preliminary warrant from Grad Program Office
  Make appointment with Grad School to review/deposit warrant
  Submit bound copy of thesis to Memorial Library
  Submit copy of thesis to Grad Program Office
Congratulations!