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Sequential Procedures Required for Completing the MS Program

From Radiological Sciences

Sequential Procedures Checklist for MS Degree


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[edit] Assignment of Faculty Advisor

COGS assigns a member of the Graduate Faculty to serve as counselor on academic matters and monitor student's progress in:

Sucessfully completing contingencies of admission and course requirements of the program (approved by COGS)

Identifying all required course work (Approved by COGS)

Selecting and area of research specialization

An annual review of students will take place in February

Admission and course requirements of the program (Approved by COGS) identifying all required course work (Approved by COGS)

An annual review of students will take place in February by COGS.


[edit] Qualifying Exam

The Qualifying Exam will be offered in June of each year beginning with Spring 1995. Students should have completed all required course work by the time of the exam. Qualifying Exam Committee administers the exam and evaluates student's performance, reports its judgment to COGS. Only Parts I & II are required for M.S. students. Scores on the Exam will be sent to students as well as the average score for each question. Admission to Candidacy Requirements Satisfactory completion of all required courses

Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in all course work undertaken since matriculation in the program

Report by Qualifying Exam Committee that the student has passed the Qualifying Exam

Report by the student's research advisor and other graduate faculty that the student has clearly evidenced the potential for productive and independent investigation.

Faculty advisor requests COGS' approval for candidacy

COGS submits a Petition of Admission to Candidacy Form to the Dean with documentation of satisfaction of the requirements.


[edit] Approval of the Dean

Selection of the Supervising Professor No later than one month after admission to candidacy, the Supervising Professor shall be decided upon by mutual agreement of candidate, faculty member and COGS. Draft of the Thesis Research Proposal No later than three months after admission to candidacy, the candidate shall submit a draft of a proposal for the thesis research to the Supervising Professor for review and modification. Subsequent drafts are submitted to other faculty members who have knowledge and expertise in the area.

After approval of the final proposal draft by the Supervising Professor, the proposal is submitted to COGS for consideration of approval. Appointment of the Supervising Committee Supervising Committee must consist of at least four persons: The Supervising Professor, designated as Supervising Professor and Chairman of the Supervising Committee

Two members who must be members of the graduate faculty of the program

One member who must be a faculty member of the Health Science Center in a supporting area outside the program, but need not be a member of the graduate faculty

After approval of the thesis proposal by COGS, the Supervising Professor and candidate make recommendations to COGS regarding the composition of the Supervising Committee.

Immediately upon selection of the Supervising Committee, the Chairman of COGS will submit to the Graduate Office a completed Composition of Supervising Committee - The Master of Science Degree Form. Supervision of the Thesis Research Within one month after appointment of the Supervising Committee, the Supervising Professor shall convene the committee to discuss with the candidate the progress of the thesis research and the projected future work.

At least every three months thereafter, the committee shall meet with the candidate for progress reports written and/or oral.

COGS should receive reports of the research progress from the Supervising Committee after each of its meetings with the candidate. Submission of the Thesis After agreement of the Supervising Committee that the research has progressed sufficiently for submission of the thesis, the draft of the dissertation shall be submitted to the Supervising Professor and then to all members of the Supervising Committee and Associate Dean for review and recommendations for modification.

Candidate must follow the guidelines for preparation of the dissertation provided by the Graduate School Office in Instructions for Preparation and Submission of Thesis, Dissertations and Dissertation Abstracts.

Candidate must ensure adequate time for review and modification in accordance with the schedule of deadlines provided each term by the Graduate Office.

On March 30, 1994, COGS approved payment by the Division for binding of copies of students thesis/dissertation for the Supervising Professor, the Radiology Library and the Graduate Office. Final Oral Exam COGS decides which format the Final Oral Exam will be conducted by the Supervising Committee (this shall be uniform for all M.S. candidates in the program).

[edit] Option 1

Once the Supervising Committee judges the thesis to be suitable for defense, it shall submit a Request for Final Oral Examination Form through the COGS to the Dean and request scheduling of the Final Oral Exam.

20 copies of the abstract and vitae should accompany the Request for Final Oral Exam.

Public announcement of the Final Oral Exam will be made by the Graduate School Office.

Final Oral Exam is conducted by the Supervising Committee with the Supervising Professor as Chairman.

Interested persons may attend the public defense and have the right to question the candidate.

After the public defense, the Final Oral Exam continues with an intensive oral exam by the Supervising Committee which is not open to the public.

Supervising Committee members vote on the candidate's success or failure on the Final Oral Exam. More than one vote for failure signifies failure on the exam.

Supervising Committee submits the Report on the Final Oral Examination Form to the COGS.

COGS votes on whether to approve the recommendation by the Supervising Committee for granting of the degree.


[edit] Option 2

If COGS chooses a less formal format, without public notification through the Graduate School Office, The Request for Final Oral Examination Form, signed by the Supervising Committee members, should be submitted to the Chairman of COGS, who shall indicate approval by signature in place of the Dean and transmit the request to the Graduate School Office.

Two copies of the abstract and the vita should be submitted with the request

Final Exam in conducted

Supervising Committee members vote on the candidate's success or failure on the Final Oral Exam more than one vote for failure signifies failure on the exam.

Supervising Committee submits the Report on the Final Oral Examination Form to the COGS.

COGS votes on whether to approve the recommendation by the Supervising Committee for granting of the degree. Recommendation for Granting of the Degree The Chairman of COGS indicates approval on the Report on Final Oral Examination Form and submits the report to the Graduate Faculty Council for consideration.

Candidate submits to the Graduate School Office the final typed copy of the thesis (including the dissertation approval page signed by the Supervising Committee members) ready for duplication. Detailed instructions on binding.

When one original report and the thesis have been received, the Graduate Faculty Council will consider the recommendation for granting the degree.

If approved, the Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences notifies the President of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio that the candidate has fulfilled all requirements for the degree Master of Science.

Upon the candidate's certification by the President, the degree is conferred by the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System.

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