Section 6: Graduation Procedures and Degree Conferral
Overview of Graduation Procedures
To ensure that all academic requirements are met in time for participation in the May graduation ceremony, students will be advised at the beginning of the Academic Year of the year they expect to graduate as to when they must have all their credits, their Master’s Thesis completed and all appropriate forms signed and turned into the Program Administration. Students who do not expect to make the May graduation deadline should speak to the Program Administrator and Program Director as soon as possible to make plans to finish the degree requirements in a timely fashion.
It is important to note that Diplomas are produced only once per year by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and students who do not meet deadlines for a May or June graduation will not receive a diploma until the following May after they have completed all degree requirements. The Master of Science in Clinical Research and the PhD in Clinical Research itself can be conferred on three other occasions, September 30th, January 30st, and June 30th following completion of all degree requirements. If necessary, prior to receipt of the actual diploma, students can request a letter from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Registrar’s office verifying that they have completed the degree requirements and confirming that the degree has been conferred.
Graduation Application Form
Any student (whether MSCR, PhD in CR or Dual Degree student) intending to graduate in May must submit a Graduation Application Form no later than February 1st of the year that corresponds to their intended graduation. This form ensures that students have adequate time to attend to any outstanding issues. Additionally, it ensures that the Clinical Research Education Program has a record of how many students wish to participate in the Graduation ceremonies diploma. Graduation Application Form See Appendix D
Other requirements preceding conferral of degree
The Master of Science in Clinical Research or the PhD in Clinical Research cannot be awarded until all of the student’s outstanding accounts have been cleared. These may include the Library, Real Estate Office (for students living in Mount Sinai housing), Student Health Services, the Financial Aid Office, Registrar’s Office and any other service provided or account outstanding at Mount Sinai.
Upon satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned requirements, payment of all outstanding fees, and submission of the Student Exit Form (MSCR and CRTP students only (see Appendix D)), Graduating Student Exit Survey (all students (see Appendix D)), and Student Check out form (PhD students only (see Appendix B)) the degree is awarded on the conferral date following the final Thesis deposit.
Students will also be asked to meet with the Program Director or Co-Director for an Exit Interview prior to graduation.