Upon admission into the Pharmaceutics doctoral program, most students are offered a Research Assistantship that can be renewed annually. The RA reappointment and commitment of financial support is made annually at the end of Spring Quarter and is based on an assessment of student progress toward the degree. Evaluation criteria include grades, laboratory/research performance and exam outcomes.
RA reappointment decisions, as well as financial support and benefits that they can expect for the next academic year, will be communicated in writing to the student. When significant deficiencies in the progress of a student are identified, a meeting between the student, faculty advisor and Department Chair will be scheduled to determine the appropriate course of action.
This may include remedial work and more frequent milestones during the next year. Reappointment can be denied because of a failure to maintain good scholastic standing (GPA below 3.0) or a failure to make substantive research progress towards the degree. RA reappointment letters will be placed in the student’s academic file and can be viewed, upon request, by the student.