PhD Program Description
Ross Cagan, Ph.D.
Our goal is to prepare students to take creative and sophisticated approaches to new scientific problems in a variety of career settings. Graduating students are awarded the PhD degree in biomedical sciences or in neurosciences by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Our students are at the heart of these investigative activities as partners in the work, whereby they receive the most significant part of their doctoral training in a mentor-student relationship leading to the PhD dissertation. This research centerpiece of their training is preceded by a period of exploration of the Graduate Faculty and Multidisciplinary Training Areas in a year of core courses, special seminars/journal clubs and laboratory rotations. It is further enhanced by an individualized program of advanced coursework within one of eight Multidisciplinary Training Areas, a format that is at the cutting-edge of modern science research training.
PhD Progress Points Deadlines
(See Chapter 3 for details)
|Completion of Core Curriculum||End of 2nd semester after matriculation|
|Declaration of Dissertation Advisor and MTA||End of 2nd semester after matriculation|
|Completion of General Knowledge Exam||Third semester after matriculation|
|Submission of Thesis Proposal||Fifth semester after matriculation|
|Successful defense/deposit of Dissertation||Variable: current average is end of 11th semester after matriculation|
The maximum time limit for completion of all requirements for the PhD degree is seven years after matriculation in the PhD Program.
Students who do not meet these deadlines will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including academic probation and expulsion.