Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences



Jul 31, 2017
8:00 AM
PhD Orientation
Forchheimer Medical Science Building 5th Floor Lecture Hall


Oct 09, 2017
8:00 AM
MSTP Retreat
Conference Center

Thesis Defense Seminars

Friday, July 21, 2017
1:00 PM

***Thesis Defense Seminar***
Ali Zahalka


Thesis Defense and Graduation

Thesis Workshops

Applying For Jobs Outside Academia: What You Need To Do During Your PhD To Be Successful On The Job ...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thesis Workshop: How to Write a Thesis
Monday, November 14, 2016

Thesis Workshop: After the PhD: How to Stop Worrying and Start Your Next Steps Now!
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Thesis Workshop: How to Avoid Plagiarism and Other Questionable Writing Practices
Thursday, October 06, 2016

Thesis Workshop: Guidelines for the Thesis and Defense; Requirements for the Degree
Monday, September 26, 2016

Degree Granting Dates

  • September 30, 2016 (all academic requirements MUST be fulfilled on or before 9/23/2016)
  • January 31, 2017 (all academic requirements MUST be fulfilled on or before 1/24/2017)
  • May 23, 2017 (all academic requirements MUST be fulfilled on or before 4/21/2017)

Commencement Ceremony

  • Commencement Ceremony will be held on May 23, 2017, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
  • Graduation Application (link coming soon)

Graduation Reception

  • May 22, 2017 - Marina del Rey

Thesis and Defense Guidelines and Forms

After the Defense: Graduation Forms


International Students


  • Student housing terminates 30 days from the date you submit all your paperwork  
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