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Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. students follow the school closures from the GSBMS General Academic Calendar. Other items to note:

  • First-year Ph.D. students with advanced standing and first-year M.D./Ph.D. students may also sit for the Qualifying Examination upon the recommendation of their program.
  • Most students will take the qualifying exam during one of the designated weeks in either July or August. Students who have just completed their required coursework in the Spring term may defer until September, with the approval of the program faculty. Alternative dates may be scheduled with the approval of the Dean.
  • Students are entitled to two weeks of vacation that may be taken between the end of June to the start of classes in August. The dates of the vacation must be approved by their rotation or dissertation advisor and their program director. Second-year students should NOT make vacation plans that will conflict with scheduled qualifying exams. Students who have passed their qualifying exam may take their allocated vacation time at any time throughout the year, with the approval of their dissertation sponsors and if there is no conflict with courses in which they are enrolled. 

 

Academic Year 2023-2024

FALL 2023

   
June 19 - August 20, 2023 Registration All students
June 19 - August 20, 2023 Meeting with first-year Academic Advisor All new PhD & MD/PhD  students
August 14 - 18, 2023 General orientation for new students; sessions will be held throughout the week  All new PhD & MD/PhD  students
August 14 - 18, 2023 Research orientation for new students; overview of research programs within each basic science department All new PhD & MD/PhD  students
August 21, 2023 Classes begin       All students
August 25, 2023 Research rotation #1; rotation request forms due in GSBMS office  First-year IPP students
August 28 - December 15, 2023 Research rotation #1; hours by arrangement with Rotation Advisor  First-year IPP students
September 1, 2023 Form Advisory Committees Rising second-year IPP PhD, first-year AS PhD & first-year MD/PhD students
October 16, 2023 Last day to defend dissertation PhD students graduating in December 2023 
November 1, 2023 Last day to submit approved thesis  PhD students graduating in December 2023 
December 18, 2023 Research rotation #1; deadline to submit rotation report (abstract) First-year IPP students 
December 18, 2023 Semester ends All students 
December 21, 2023 - January 1, 2024 Holiday break All PhD students 

 

SPRING 2024

   
November 20, 2023 - January 7, 2024 Registration  All students
December 19, 2023 - January 7, 2024 Meeting with first-year Academic Advisor All first-year PhD & MD/PhD students
January 5, 2024 Research rotation #2; rotation request forms due in GSBMS office First-year IPP students
January 8, 2024 Classes begin All students
January 8 - May 3, 2024 Research rotation #2; hours by arrangement with Rotation Advisor  First-year IPP students
March 15, 2024 Last day to defend dissertation    
PhD students graduating in May 2024
April 1, 2024 Last day to submit approved thesis  PhD students graduating in May 2024
April 22 - April 26, 2024 Spring break All students 
May 6, 2024 Research rotation #2; deadline to submit rotation report (abstract)  First-year IPP students
May 9, 2024 Semester ends   All students 
May 17, 2024 Last day to defend dissertation to walk in May 2023 commencement PhD students graduating in August 2024

 

SUMMER 2024

   
April 24 - May 27, 2024 Registration All students
May 13 - May 28, 2024 Meeting with first-year Academic Advisor  All first-year PhD & MD/PhD students
May 28, 2024 Classes begin All students
May 31, 2024 Research rotation #3; rotation request forms due in GSBMS office First-year IPP students
June 3 - July 29, 2024 Research rotation #3; hours by arrangement with Rotation Advisor First-year IPP students
June 7, 2024 Last day to defend dissertation PhD students graduating in August 2024
June 21, 2024 Last day to submit approved thesis PhD students graduating in August 2024
July 31, 2024 Research rotation #3; deadline to submit rotation report (abstract) First-year IPP students
July 31, 2024 Semester ends All students
July/August, 2024
3 days TBA
Qualifying exam Second-year PhD students
August 1, 2024 Declaration of major First-year IPP students

Academic Year 2024-2025

FALL 2024

   
June 19 - August 13, 2024 Registration   All students
June 19 - August 13, 2024 Meeting with first-year Academic Advisor All new PhD, AS PhD, & MD/PhD  students
August 5 - 9, 2024 General orientation for new students; sessions will be held throughout the week  All new PhD, AS PhD, & MD/PhD  students
August 5 - 9, 2024 Research orientation for new students; overview of research programs within each basic science department All new PhD, AS PhD, & MD/PhD  students
August 14, 2024 Classes begin       All students
August 16, 2024 Research rotation #1; rotation request forms due in GSBMS office  First-year IPP students
August 19 - December 13, 2024 Research rotation #1; hours by arrangement with Rotation Advisor  First-year IPP students
September 3, 2024 Form Advisory Committees Rising second-year IPP PhD, first-year AS PhD & first-year MD/PhD students
October 15, 2024 Last day to defend dissertation PhD students graduating in December 2024 
November 1, 2024 Last day to submit approved thesis  PhD students graduating in December 2024 
December 16, 2024 Research rotation #1; deadline to submit rotation report (abstract) First-year IPP students 
December 19, 2024 Semester ends All students 
December 23, 2024 - January 3, 2025 Holiday break All PhD students 

 

SPRING 2025

   
November 20, 2024 - January 5, 2025 Registration  All students
December 19, 2024 - January 3, 2025 Meeting with first-year Academic Advisor All first-year PhD, AS PhD, & MD/PhD students
January 6, 2025 Classes begin All students
January 10, 2025 Research rotation #2; rotation request forms due in GSBMS office First-year IPP students
January 13 - May 2, 2025 Research rotation #2; hours by arrangement with Rotation Advisor  First-year IPP students
March 17, 2025 Last day to defend dissertation    
PhD students graduating in May 2025
April 1, 2025 Last day to submit approved thesis  PhD students graduating in May 2025
April 14 - April 18, 2025 Spring break All students 
May 5, 2025 Research rotation #2; deadline to submit rotation report (abstract)  First-year IPP students
May 8, 2025 Semester ends   All students 
May 16, 2025 Last day to defend dissertation to walk in May 2025 commencement PhD students graduating in August 2025

 

SUMMER 2025

   
April 22 - May 26, 2025 Registration All students
May 8 - May 23, 2025 Meeting with first-year Academic Advisor  All first-year PhD, AS PhD, & MD/PhD students
May 27, 2025 Classes begin All students
May 30, 2025 Research rotation #3; rotation request forms due in GSBMS office First-year IPP students
June 2 - July 25, 2025 Research rotation #3; hours by arrangement with Rotation Advisor First-year IPP students
June 6, 2025 Last day to defend dissertation PhD students graduating in August 2025
June 21, 2025 Last day to submit approved thesis PhD students graduating in August 2025
July 28, 2025 Research rotation #3; deadline to submit rotation report (abstract) First-year IPP students
July 28, 2025 Semester ends All students
July/August, 2025
3 days TBA
Qualifying exam Second-year PhD students
August 1, 2025 Declaration of major First-year IPP students