Following the Qualifying Exam, students are responsible for scheduling regular Dissertation Committee meetings and must have at least one committee meeting every 12 months to remain in good academic standing. These meetings allow the student to keep their committee members informed of the student’s research progress and to gain valuable input for research pursuits, publications, and completion of the thesis work.
During the 4th or the beginning of the 5th year of graduate studies each MIC student will present their research to members of the BIMS research community in an MIC Departmental Seminar.
Each MIC student must have at least one first-author, peer-reviewed research publication prior to obtaining permission from his/her Dissertation Committee to begin writing the final dissertation. As soon as the Dissertation Committee has given the student permission to write the dissertation the student should contact Sandy Weirich and file the appropriate GSAS Ph.D. Degree Application form.