Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and who wish to pursue a doctoral degree without completing a master’s degree may apply for admission in the B.S. to Ph.D. Track. The admission requirements to this highly competitive track are the same as those for all doctoral applicants.
In addition to the requirements for the Ph.D. degree, a B.S.- Ph.D. Track student will be required to enroll in at least three hours of research each semester during the student's first two years, receiving a pass/fail grade (no R grade) in these hours. A student may be exempted from enrolling in research hours in the student's initial semester. A B.S.-Ph.D. Track student must have a faculty research (dissertation) advisor prior to the start of the student's second full semester. A B.S.- Ph.D. student must take the Ph.D. diagnostic examination prior to the start of the student's fourth full semester.