Graduate Student Handbook

  1. Requirements and Expectations for Students Pursuing the Ph.D. Degree in Neuroscience
    1. NSP Degree Requirements/Program of Study
    2. Global Expectations
    3. Laboratory Rotations
    4. Courses
      1. Course Waiver Policy
      2. Required Courses
      3. Other Neuroscience-Related Courses, Possible Electives
    5. Other Required Activities
      1. Teaching Experience
      2. NSP Seminar and Research Forum
      3. Student Invited Seminar Series
      4. Graduate School Workshops
      5. Annual Retreat
      6. Cross Campus Research Day
      7. Individual Development Plan (IDP)
      8. GradPlan
    6. The Comprehensive Examination
      1. Standardized Component
      2. Specialized Component
    7. Dissertation Research
      1. Selection of a Major Advisor and Guidance Committee
      2. Oral Presentation and Defense of Written Dissertation Research Proposal
      3. Oral Presentation and Defense of Written Dissertation
      4. Enrollment Requirements for Defense of Dissertation and Final Dissertation Proposal
    8. Evaluations
      1. First Year
      2. Subsequent Years
    9. Academic Integrity
    10. Rules Concerning the Use of Human Subjects
    11. Rules Concerning the Use of Non-Human Vertebrate Animals
    12. Rules Concerning the Use of Hazardous Materials
  2. Definition of Full Time Status for Doctoral Students
  3. Financial Aid
    1. Stipends for Graduate Assistants and Graduate Fellows
    2. Externally Funded Fellowships
    3. Office of Financial Aid
    4. MSU-GEU Contract for Teaching Assistants
  4. Neuroscience Program Policies
    1. Admission
      1. General Policy
      2. Readmission
    2. Registration Procedures
    3. Educational Records
    4. Dimissal Policy
    5. Work Hours and Vacation Time
    6. Mail
    7. Electronic Mail
    8. Telephone
    9. Student Travel Policy
    10. Neuroscience Program Committees
      1. Comprehensive Exam Committee
      2. Neuroscience Program Advisory Committee
      3. Graduate Affairs Committee
      4. Graduate Student Council
  5. University Policies
    1. Academic Policies
      1. Academic Standards
      2. Time Limits
      3. Research Involving Human Or Animal Subjects Or Hazardous Substances
      4. Residence
      5. Transfer Credits
      6. Graduate Assistant Illness/Injury/Pregnancy Leave Policy
      7. Work in Absentia
      8. Language Requirement
      9. Student Travel Policy
      10. Foreign Travel
    2. Special Information For Foreign Students
      1. Minimum Requirements For Admission
      2. English Language Proficiency
      3. Visa Information
      4. Teaching Assignments for International Students
      5. Office For International Students and Scholars (OISS)
      6. Health Insurance
      7. Orientation
      8. Support Services
  6. University Resources and Services for Graduate Students
    1. Academic Facilities
      1. Student Services
      2. Michigan State University Library
      3. Tech.msu.edu
      4. Bookstore
      5. Learning Resources Center
      6. Service Learning Center
      7. The Writing Center
      8. Career Services Network
      9. CIC Traveling Scholar Program
      10. IT Services Training
    2. Health Facilities
      1. Health Insurance
      2. Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
      3. Counseling Center
      4. Olin Health Center
      5. Women's Resource Center
      6. Intramural Sports Facilities
    3. Transportation and Parking On Campus
      1. Parking On Campus
      2. Buses
      3. Bikes
    4. Graduate Student Organizations
      1. Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
      2. Faculty-Professional Woman's Association
    5. University Guides and References
      1. Graduate Student Rights and Responsibilities
      2. Funding Guide
      3. Resource Guide
      4. Academic Programs
      5. The COGS Graduate Student Handbook
      6. Graduate Student Career and Professional Development
      7. Spartan Life
      8. The Schedule of Courses and Academic Handbook
      9. The Faculty and Staff Directory
      10. The Graduate School Guide to the Preparation of Master's Theses And Doctoral
      11. The Graduate Post
      12. COGS-Newsletter
      13. MSU News Bulletin
      14. The State News
    6. Directory of Frequently Contacted Offices
      1. Neuroscience Program
      2. College of Natural Science
      3. Graduate School
  7. Appendices
    1. Course Waiver Form
    2. Research Forum Requirement Form
    3. Teaching Requirement Form
    4. Responsible Research Requirement Form
    5. NSP Dissertation Proposal Oral Defense Form
    6. Application for Graduation
    7. Annual Student Progress Report
    8. Travel Funding Request
    9. Travel Authorization/Reimbursement
    10. Conflict Resolution
    11. Laboratory Rotation Evaluation Form