Appraisal / Thesis

Master's Degrees

The Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences allows students to terminate their 5 year PhD program prematurely and instead graduate with a master's degree as long as they have the minimum number of credits and have passed the Interim Examination. The exam, normally in February of the graduating year, is an oral presentation of the candidate's research followed by a question and answer session.

Important points regarding the Doctorate Degree

For the completion of the doctorate degree, a doctoral dissertation is submitted and judged by a selected group of faculty. Before the final defense, there will be a preliminary evaluation of the dissertation to evaluate and advise the candidate's progress .

Early graduation

If the department agrees, students can earn their doctorate in less than the allotted five years normally required.