ITP Sample Curriculum

Semester

Course

Title

Credit Hours

Year 1 Fall CBIO 453* Cell Biology I 4
Year 1 Fall CBIO 455* Molecular Biology I 4
Year 1 Fall BSTP 400^ Research Rotations 1
Year 1 Fall Immunology Journal Club (optional this semester)
Year 1 Fall Total 9
Year 1 Spring Path 510 Basic Pathol Mech 4
Year 1 Spring Path 416 Fundamental Immunol 4
Year 1 Spring IBMS 500 Being a Prof Scient 0
Year 1 Spring Path 512 Exp Path Seminar II 1
Year 1 Spring Immunology Journal Club (optional this semester)
Year 1 Spring Total 9
Year 1 Summer RSCH 750 Summer Rsch-PhD 0
Year 1 Summer Total 0
Thesis committee chosen; preproposal committee meeting scheduled
Year 2 Fall Path 511 Exp Path Seminar I 1
Year 2 Fall ITP Track Elective 3
Year 2 Fall Electives (Core, ITP Track or Other)** 3
Year 2 Fall Path 601 Special Problems 2
Year 2 Fall Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)
Year 2 Fall Total 9
Thesis proposal defense and advancement to candidacy within next 9 months (note: petition to convert 601 credits to 701 credits for semester in which advancement occurs)
Year 2 Spring Path 512 Exp Path Seminar II Participate without registering
Year 2 Spring Electives (Core, ITP Track or Other)** 4-6
Year 2 Spring Path 601 or 701 Special Problems or Dissertation PhD 3-5
Year 2 Spring Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)
Year 2 Spring Total 9
Year 2 Summer RSCH 750# Summer Rsch-PhD 0
Year 2 Summer Total 0
Thesis proposal defense and advancement to candidacy must be completed (note: petition to convert 601 credits to 701 credits for semester in which advancement occurs)
Year 3 Fall Path 511 Exp Path Seminar I Participate without registering
Year 3 Fall Path 701*** Dissertation PhD 9
Year 3 Fall Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)
Year 3 Fall Total 9
Year 3 Spring Path 512 Exp Path Seminar II Participate without registering
Year 3 Spring Path 701*** Dissertation PhD 9 (but no more than required to total 18 all semesters combined)
Year 3 Spring Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)
Year 3 Spring Total 9
Year 3 Summer RSCH 750# Summer Rsch-PhD 0
Year 3 Summer Total 0
Year 4 Fall Path 511 Exp Path Seminar I Participate without registering
Year 4 Fall Path 701*** Dissertation PhD 1
Year 4 Fall Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)
Year 4 Fall Total 1
Year 4 Spring Path 512 Exp Path Seminar II Participate without registering
Year 4 Spring Path 701*** Dissertation PhD 1
Year 4 Spring Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)
Year 4 Spring Total 1
Year 4 Summer RSCH 750# Summer Rsch-PhD 0
Year 4 Summer Total 0
Year 5 Fall Path 511 Exp Path Seminar I Participate without registering
Year 5 Fall Path 701*** Dissertation PhD 1
Year 5 Fall Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)
Year 5 Fall Total 1
Year 5 Spring Path 512 Exp Path Seminar II Participate without registering
Year 5 Spring Path 701*** Dissertation PhD 1
Year 5 Spring Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)
Year 5 Spring Total 1


*Alternate courses for MSTP students: IBIS 401-404. MSTP students in the ITP do not need to take CBIO 453, CBIO 455 or PATH 510. PATH 416 is required for MSTP students in the ITP unless they have sufficient prior immunology background as determined by the ITP Chair and curriculum coordinators (e.g. Drs. Harding and Nedrud).
^Alternate course is MSTP 400 for MSTP students and PATH 601 for direct admit students.
#Exception: Take 1-3 credits of PATH 701 if this will accelerate graduation. Also, take 1 credit of PATH 701 if the PhD thesis will be completed in the summer semester (including anytime after the end of the spring semester).
**PATH 520 + 521 is included as a Track Elective for ITP students.
***Students should take only the minimum number of PATH 701 credits needed to attain 18 total credits of PATH 701 (all semesters combined) and a minimum of 1 credit of PATH 701 thereafter (registering for more credits of PATH 701 incurs unnecessary tuition charges). For example, a student may maintain full time student status while registered for only a single credit (of PATH 701) in a semester. After advancing to candidacy, a student should register for PATH 701, not PATH 601, and may register for up to 9 credits of PATH 701. Even prior to advancing to candidacy, if a student has completed 36 "foundation" credits of graduate courses (at least 24 of which must be graded courses), the student should enroll in as many credits of PATH 701 as possible up to a maximum of 6 credits with the remaining credits to be graded courses or PATH 601. In the semester in which the student advances to candidacy, any PATH 601 credits for that semester that are beyond the 36 "foundation" credits should be converted to PATH 701 by petition to Graduate Studies. Students registering for PATH 601, 651 or 701 must indicate their Thesis Advisor as their Instructor. If a Class Section does not exist with your Thesis Advisor as Instructor, please see the Student Affairs Coordinator to add the Section in order for you to register.
NOTE: Schedule beyond year 5 will generally be the same as for year 5.