Program Information and Resources
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How to Create an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
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Graduate School Requirements and Completing Your Degree Guide
FMS MS Enrollment and Credits information
FMS Ph.D. Enrollment and Credits information
Students should consult the following document when determining the correct number of credits to enroll in each semester:
The Graduate School considers full-time enrollment to be 8-15 graded credits taken at 300 or above, excluding pass/fail and audit, during the fall and spring semesters, and 4-12 credits during the summer term, but it is not possible or advisable for graduate students to take that many actual course credits. To help with this, students have the ability to enroll for Zoology 990: Research. The credits for this course are variable and can be used to help fill the gap between actual course enrollment and full-time status. Students are strongly encouraged to talk to their advisor about the number of 990 credits they should enroll in for any given semester.
All students in the Department of Integrative Biology must be given permission each semester to enroll in Zoology 990. Please note that the course will appear closed, but because of the permission the “closed course” will be overridden.
To request permission to enroll in Zoology 990, email Kelin Boldiis (firstname.lastname@example.org), and provide the following information:
- your name
- campus ID
- name of your advisor
- term in which you want to enroll
Kelin will send you a confirmation email so you can enroll through your Student Center in MyUW.
Note: If your advisor is not iBio faculty or a zero-time affiliate of iBio, you will need to request permission for research through the department your advisor is affiliated with.
A warrant is a program’s recommendation that a student be admitted to doctoral candidacy (a preliminary examination warrant) or be granted a degree (master’s or doctoral), and is the Graduate School’s notification that a student has met both the Graduate School and the program requirements. Warrants are requested electronically by the Graduate Program Coordinator and must be returned to the Graduate School with faculty signatures upon completion of the degree requirements.
Please complete and submit the following form at least 3 weeks before your preliminary exam, master’s thesis defense, or doctoral dissertation defense to notify the Graduate Program Coordinator of your intent to request a warrant:
Once received from the Graduate School, the Graduate Program Coordinator will notify you the warrant has been processed and will explain the next steps.
Upon successful completion of the preliminary exam, master’s thesis defense, or doctoral dissertation defense, the student’s advisory committee must complete and sign the warrant. This signed form must be turned in to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Note: Students who have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation must upload their signed warrant to ProQuest before turning in the hard copy to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Scholarships & Awards
FMS in an interdisciplinary graduate program. We advise our students to check out scholarships in their advisor’s home department.
iBio has a few scholarships for which you may be eligible.
If you have questions or concerns related to credit hours, annual reports, forms, degree and graduation requirements, contact:
Kelin Boldiis, Graduate Program Coordinator, B154 Birge Hall, email@example.com; 608-262-2742
If you have questions or concerns about degree progress, mentor-mentee interactions, program requirements and expectations, contact:
Trina McMahon, Ph.D., Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org; 608-890-2836