Sample Timeline for the M.I.P.A./Ph.D. Track

Year
Year 1
 Year 2  Year 3
 Year 4
 Years 5-7
 Fall Semester

Public Affr 818 (3)

NTP 610 (4)

Prof Devel 700 (1)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***+

One Lab Rotation

Research (2)

Public Affr 850 (3)

Public Affr 880 (3)

M.I.P.A. Elective (3)***

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***+

Research (1)

M.I.P.A. Elective (3)*

Midlevel Elective: Cell/Mol/Devel (3)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***+

Research (3)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***+

Complete Ph.D. Preliminary Exam

Research (10)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neruosci & Policy Sem (1)***+

Research (1)

 Spring Semester

Public Affr 819 (3) or BMI 576 (3)+s

NTP 611 (4)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***+

Two Lab Rotations

Select Ph.D. Thesis Mentor and Thesis Committee

Research (3)

Public Affr 854 (3)

Public Affr (873 (3)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***+

Research (4)

Public Affr 869 (3)

Midlevel Elective: Systems/Behav (3)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***+

Research (1)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***+

Research (1)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neruosci & Policy Sem (1)***+

Complete Ph.D. Thesis

Defend Ph.D. Thesis

Research (1)

 Summer

Begin Research in Thesis Lab

Research (4)

Research (4)

Public Policy Internship (3)

Complete M.I.P.A. Degree Requirements

Research (3)
 
Numbers in parenthesis indicate credits.  * Students select from a list of courses currently offered in the area of science and technology policy.  ** Students select from a list of courses currently offered in the area of law, ethics, and biology.  *** Students are required to take the Neuroscience and Public Policy Seminar during each of the semesters that they are enrolled in the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program.  Four Seminar credits may be counted toward the M.I.P.A. degree requirement.  +  The sequence of some of the courses in the second and third years is flexible depending upon the availability of specific courses and scheduling of neuroscience research obligations.