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Program Information

Program/Department Chair: Peter Heeman

Program length: 5-7 / 2-3 years

Admit by cohort: No

Authorized Award(s): Ph.D. and M.S.

Minimum number graded credit hours: 135, Ph.D. / 45, M.S.

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.0 GPA

 

Program Purpose Statement

Ph.D.:

Train students to become computer scientists, capable of independent thought and research, and with an understanding of how to apply algorithms to biomedical problems.

 Master's:

Train students to become computer scientists, capable of independent thought, and with an understanding of how to apply algorithms to biomedical problems.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Ph.D.:

1. Critically evaluate a defined body of knowledge relevant to their field
2. Identify significant and original problems that will impact human health
3. Design and conduct independent, innovative research in accordance with the scientific research method
4. Collect and store data in accordance with good lab practices
5. Demonstrate analytical skills
6. Accurately and professionally communicate results with others verbally and in writing
7. Produce written documents appropriate for publication
8. Understand and comply with current policies on rights of research subjects, copyright, ethics, malpractice, data ownership and use of animals, hazardous materials and rDNA
9. Maintain a safe workspace, adhere to all safety regulations and display responsible conduct in research
10. Develop and maintain good working relationships with all faculty, students and staff
11. Establish new connections within their field of research by attending seminars, meetings, symposiums or conferences

 Master's:

1. Critically evaluate a defined body of knowledge relevant to their field
2. Identify significant and original problems that will impact human health
3. Demonstrate analytical skills
4. Accurately and professionally communicate results with others verbally and in writing
5. Understand and comply with current policies on rights of research subjects, copyright, ethics, malpractice, data ownership and use of animals, hazardous materials and rDNA
6. Develop and maintain good working relationships with all faculty, students and staff

The following apply to students taking research credits (and thesis option):

7. Design and conduct independent, innovative research in accordance with the scientific research method
8. Collect and store data in accordance with good lab practices
9. Maintain a safe workspace, adhere to all safety regulations and display responsible conduct in research

The following apply to students in the thesis option:

10. Produce written documents appropriate for publication