By April 30th, the student must give the supervisor two paper copies and an electronic copy of the thesis in final form.
Depending on a student’s academic background and research interests, one or more of these courses may be taken outside of the Graduate Field of Chemistry & Chemical Biology. For the full list of courses offered at Cornell, please visit the Class Roster to select the appropriate department and semester. This support includes a 12-month stipend, a full tuition award, and health insurance.
During the first month of the Fall semester, all incoming Ph. students are expected to attend a series of research orientation lectures in which the faculty provide an overview of their current research projects. student is therefore guaranteed at least five years of full financial support as long as he or she makes satisfactory progress toward the Ph. Financial support comes in the form of teaching assistantships, graduate research assistantships, research fellowships, and several NIH-funded training grant programs, such as the Chemistry Biology Interface (CBI) Training Program.
All students will receive a special stipend to support their living expenses while participating in this program. A minimum grade of B- is required in each course for the student to remain in good standing with the department and the university.
An additional three courses are then taken in the spring semester, for a total of six required courses. students in the later years of their dissertation work, if they are deemed useful by the student's research advisor and/or special committee (see below).