QSB Program Timeline

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FEBRUARY TO SEPTEMBER

  • Admission to program
  • Students work with program director to select a thesis lab
  • Students begin background research on thesis topic

SEPTEMBER

  • Program starts on the first Tuesday of September
  • Introduction to programming for Big Data
  • Year dependent: attend IBiS Ph.D program retreat, or Image Analysis and High Throughput Analysis Bootcamps, or begin thesis research

FALL QUARTER (September - December):

  • Thesis research; Writing & Presentation course
  • 2 required courses

WINTER QUARTER (January - March):

  • Thesis research
  • 1 required course, 1 elective course

SPRING QUARTER (April - June):

  • Thesis research
  • 1 required course, 1 elective course

SUMMER QUARTER (July - August 31):

  • Thesis research, thesis preparation
  • NGS Boot camp
  • Defend thesis (thesis committee)
  • Thesis seminar (thesis lab, QSB and IBiS students)