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M.S. Graduate Student Handbook

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This handbook was prepared to supplement but not replace the Official Bulletin of Graduate Studies, which should be reviewed by all students.

General Information

A successful applicant for the M.S. graduate program in Microbiology and Immunology generally receives two letters of acceptance - an initial one from the Department and an official one from the Office of Graduate Studies of the School of Medicine and Dentistry.  These letters indicate the degree program to which the student has been admitted and the amount and type of financial support which he/she will receive.

During the summer, the incoming student should receive a letter from the Sr. Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the School of Medicine and Dentistry with the date, time and place for a fall orientation meeting.  This meeting is generally held one or two days before classes begin.  At the orientation, University procedures are reviewed and detailed information is presented on the University Health Service, Miner Library, Graduate Student Society, etc.  The director of the departmental M.S. Program attends the orientation meeting, and after the meeting meets in the Microbiology and Immunology conference room with the new Microbiology and Immunology students for course selection and registration.  After registration forms have been completed, they should be given to the Graduate Student Coordinator in the departmental office.