Course Substitution or Transfer Credit

To request a course substitution you will need to submit this form.

If you are requesting transfer credit (from another institution) you will be required to upload the syllabi when submitting the form.

 

IGPI Doctoral Guidelines and Deadlines

Progressing toward degree completion at an appropriate rate. An appropriate rate of progress should keep students within the following schedule for completion of milestones (based on subprogram)
 

Program Milestones Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Geoinformatics Health Informatics Information Science
Identify Advisor 2nd semester 2nd semester 2nd semester 2nd semester
Qualifying Exam 4th semester 4th semester 3rd semester 4th semester
Comprehensive Exam 4th year 4th year 3rd year 3rd year
Final Exam 5th-6th year 5th-6th year 5th-6th year 5th-6th year

 

Continuance, Probation & Dismissal for Ph.D. Students

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics (IGPI) expects that doctoral students will make timely progress toward the completion of their degree.  In general, it is anticipated that Informatics graduate students will complete all degree requirements within 5-6 years.  Progression targets, which include series of established degree program milestones along with recommended timing and sequence, are presented below.  These milestones correspond with the formal requirements of earning a Ph.D. in Informatics. 

Normal* progress is required in order for students to be in good standing in the program. Failure to make normal progress will result in students being placed on probation. Under exceptional circumstances, the subprogram faculty, with the approval of the Associate Director for Informatics Education, may grant continuance even when normal progress has been interrupted.

*Normal progress is defined as:

(1) Progressing toward degree completion at a timely rate. A timely rate of progress should keep students within the following schedule for completion of milestones. Timing is based on subprogram and begins at the point of students’ first semester in the program after admission.

Program Milestones Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Geoinformatics Health Informatics Information Science
Identify Advisor 2nd semester 2nd semester 2nd semester 2nd semester
Qualifying Exam 4th semester 4th semester 3rd semester 4th semester
Comprehensive Exam 4th year 4th year 3rd year 3rd year
Final Exam 5th-6th year 5th-6th year 5th-6th year 5th-6th year

 (2) Satisfactory progress and performance in course work.  Satisfactory progress and performance in course work means a student’s cumulative GPA should be at or above 3.0, and that a student is only taking courses in an approved plan of study (filed through workflow).

Failure to maintain normal progress will result in a student being placed on probation.  Students who are placed on probation will receive written notification, which is to include the action(s) necessary to return to good standing. Students will have one semester to complete the action(s) required in the written notice.  Failure to satisfy the remediation plan will result in dismissal.

Being placed on probation can jeopardize funding support (e.g., assistantships or fellowships).

Dismissed students who are supported by assistantships or fellowships lose that support until and unless they are formally reinstated into the program.

Appeal

Students dismissed from the graduate program, or placed on probation may appeal in writing to the Director of their subprogram and the Associate Director for Informatics Education, who will rule on the case.  Students have 10 days to appeal after they are notified of dismissal or probation.

If a student wishes to appeal the decision of the subprogram Director and the Associate Director for Informatics Education, they may do so according to the “Academic Grievance Procedures” of the Graduate College.