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Program of Study Template

THIS TEMPLATE IS A COMPETE OUTLINE FOR THE GRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY CATALOG. WHEN REVISING PROGRAMS, ONE ONLY NEEDS TO COMPLETE AND INCLUDE THE AFFECTED SECTIONS IN THE PROPOSAL.

Department Name
Dept Web page link
 
Head of the Department:
Director of Graduate Studies:
Campus Address
Street Address
City, State Zip
Sometimes a contact name is listed also
Phone: Area code and Phone
E-mail: e-mail Address
 
Major: (title of major in which degree is awarded; use multiple blocks as necessary)
Degrees Offered: (example) M.A., Ph.D.
Graduate Concentration: (approved graduate concentrations only) The concentration is followed by the degree it can be applied to or "all" in parentheses  
Graduate Minor: (approved graduate minors only)
 
Off-Campus/Online Program: Major
Degrees Offered: (example) M.C.S.

Joint Degree Programs: (approved only)
Degrees Offered: (example) Ph.D. and M.B.A.

Medical Scholars Program: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Major and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) through the Medical Scholars Program
 
Graduate Degree Programs
(text about your programs in general)
 
Admission
(this text section details admission processes for your department and directs them to your web page for more details)
 
Degree Requirements
*For additional details and requirements refer to the department’s graduate programs (link to online requirements or handbook) and the Graduate College Handbook.
Master of Arts/Science/Fine Arts/Etc.

Required Courses:
Thesis Option - Required Hours
Non-thesis Option - Required Hours
List all specific courses required
 
Research/Project Hours  (min/max applied toward degree):
Max/min
Max/min
Language Requirement:
 
Thesis Hours Required (min/max applied toward degree):
Max/min
 
Total Hours
 
Minimum Hours Overall Required Within the Unit:
 
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:
 
Other Requirements:*
 
 

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Doctor of Philosophy

Required Courses:
Required Hours – Entering with approved M.S./M.A. degree
Required Hours – Entering with B.S./B.A. degree*
List all specific courses required
Research/Project Hours  (min/max applied toward degree):
 Max/min
Max/min
Thesis Hours Required (min/max applied toward degree):
Max/min
Max/min
Total Hours
Minimum Hours Overall Required Within the Unit:
 
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:
 
Other Requirements:*
 
 
Masters Degree Required Before Admission to PhD?
Yes/No
No, but Masters level requirements must be met (32 hours min)
Qualifying Exam Required
Yes/No
Yes/No
Preliminary Exam Required
Yes/No
Yes/No
Final Exam/Dissertation Defense Required
Yes/No
Yes/No
Dissertation Deposit Required
Yes/No
Yes/No

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Graduate Minor/Concentration
Requirements:

Required Courses:
Required Hours
List all specific courses required
Total Hours
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall
Other Requirements:*
 
In addition to the graduate minor/concentration requirements students must also complete the requirements of their major degree. The major department determines which and how many concentration hours may also be applied to the major degree. Contact your department for more information.

Note: Students within the major can not minor in the same program.
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Off-Campus/Online Program
Same as requirements above, or insert additional tables
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Joint Degree Program
Insert additional tables
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Graduate Teaching Experience
(this may include text detailing your expectations, but section not required)
Medical Scholars Program (optional for PhD programs)
The Medical Scholars Program permits highly qualified students to integrate the study of medicine with study for a graduate degree in a second discipline, including major(s). Students may apply to the Medical Scholars Program prior to beginning graduate school or while in the graduate program. Applicants to the Medical Scholars Program must meet the admissions standards for and be accepted into both the doctoral graduate program and the College of Medicine. Students in the dual degree program must meet the specific requirements for both the medical and graduate degrees. On average, students take eight years to complete both degrees. Further information on this program is available by contacting the Medical Scholars Program, 125 Medical Sciences Building, (217) 333-8146 or at www.med.illinois.edu/msp/.
 
Faculty Research Interests
(text you select, section not required)
 
Centers, Programs, and Institutes
(text you select, section not required)
 
Facilities and Resources
(text you select, section not required)
 
Financial Aid
(text you select, section not required)