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  • Pre-Matriculation Requirements | Fisk University
    Looking Glass Teacher Education Course Descriptions Certifications Special Education Department of History Political Science History Course Descriptions Political Science Course Descriptions School of Natural Sciences Mathematics Business Department of Business Administration Major Requirements Accounting Concentration Financial Economics Concentration International Business Relation Concentration Management Concentration Music Business Concentration Non Concentration Course Descriptions Enactus Delta Mu Delta Department of Life Physical Sciences Biology Course Descriptions Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chemistry Course Descriptions Physics Course Descriptions Materials Science and Applications Group Optical Materials Equipment Research and Useful Links Tutorial on Materials Science Structure Sample Preparation Instruments Useful Physics Links Publications News and Awards Facilities Summer Research Program SRP Department of Mathematics Computer Science Mathematics Course Descriptions Computer Science Course Descriptions NSF HBCU UP Bioinformatics and Biomathematics Project Summer 2015 Research Supported by NSF HBCU UP Summer 2014 Research Supported by NSF HBCU UP Math Club Orientation Problem of the Month School of Graduate Studies Admission Requirements and Application Process Pre Matriculation Requirements Professional Development Resources Student Classification Requirements for Graduation with a Master s Degree M A Requirements Thesis Regulations Master s Degree Checklist Overall Timeline for Graduate Studies Programs Fisk Vanderbilt Masterâ s to PhD Bridge Program Program Admissions Transition to the PhD Biology Program Chemistry Program Physics Program Physics Bridge Program Honors Program Apply to the Honors Program Characteristics of Honors Students Honors Program Graduation Requirements Exceptional Scholars Track Recent Graduates Pre Professional Program Pre Medicine and Pre Dental Curriculum Pre Pharmacy Pre Engineering Fisk Vanderbilt Dual Degree Fisk Case Dual Degree Fisk UT K Dual Degree Bridge to the Master of Science in Nursing MSN CORE Curriculum Course Descriptions Transfer Credits Learning Outcomes Majors and Minors International Education International Admissions General Immigration Information Academic Calendar Research Symposium 2015 Research Symposium Past Research Symposia Summer Programs The Fisk University Beth Madison

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  • Professional Development Resources | Fisk University
    While the tutors will not proofread papers for students they will help students acquire the skills they need to create revise and edit their own writing in a friendly pressure free atmosphere For more information please contact the Writing Center Director Prof Holly Hamby at ude ksif ybmahh or 615 329 8823 Kaplan courses for the GRE Many students who enter the Fisk Master s program have the goal of ultimately obtaining the PhD Though GREs are required for consideration for admission to Fisk s Master s programs some students find that their scores would not be competitive for admission directly to a PhD program To maximize the career opportunities of our trainees Master s students are encouraged to participate in the Kaplan preparation programs funded by Fisk University Personal Counseling Fisk University supports a Counseling Center Students will be able to schedule a consult within this Center within 48 hours and in emergencies within 24 hours The current EMERGENCY CONTACT is Dr Sheila Peters 615 497 2963 a licensed clinical psychologist who will identify the most appropriate clinical professional to meet a particular student s needs Other Workshops In response to student requests additional workshops will also be made available including resume and CV preparation learning about applying and interviewing for PhD programs or for career positions with mock interviews Academics School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences Department of Arts and Languages Art Major Course Descriptions Program Plan English Major Course Descriptions Program Plan Modern Foreign Language Major Study Abroad Music Major Requirements Outstanding Alumni Ensembles Extra Curricular Activities Course Descriptions Faculty Department of Behavioral Sciences and Education Psychology Course Descriptions M A Psychology Course Descriptions Sociology Anthropology Course Descriptions The Looking Glass Teacher Education Course Descriptions Certifications Special Education Department of History Political Science History Course Descriptions Political Science Course Descriptions School of Natural Sciences Mathematics Business Department of Business Administration Major Requirements Accounting Concentration Financial Economics Concentration International Business Relation Concentration Management Concentration Music Business Concentration Non Concentration Course Descriptions Enactus Delta Mu Delta Department of Life Physical Sciences Biology Course Descriptions Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chemistry Course Descriptions Physics Course Descriptions Materials Science and Applications Group Optical Materials Equipment Research and Useful Links Tutorial on Materials Science Structure Sample Preparation Instruments Useful Physics Links Publications News and Awards Facilities Summer Research Program SRP Department of Mathematics Computer Science Mathematics Course Descriptions Computer Science Course Descriptions NSF HBCU UP Bioinformatics and Biomathematics Project Summer 2015 Research Supported by NSF HBCU UP Summer 2014 Research Supported by NSF HBCU UP Math Club Orientation Problem of the Month School of Graduate Studies Admission Requirements and Application Process Pre Matriculation Requirements Professional Development Resources Student Classification Requirements for Graduation with a Master s Degree M A Requirements Thesis Regulations Master s Degree Checklist Overall Timeline for Graduate Studies Programs Fisk Vanderbilt Masterâ s to PhD Bridge Program Program Admissions Transition to the PhD Biology Program Chemistry Program Physics Program Physics Bridge Program Honors Program Apply to the Honors Program

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  • Student Classification | Fisk University
    a graduate degree but have not met the normal requirements for full graduate standing Students in conditional graduate standing may seek full graduate standing when the deficiencies have been corrected Special conditions may apply to students in this status They are expected to attain a 3 0 GPA or better and may in addition be expected to pass a particular required course or demonstrate proficiency in a particular subject in order to be placed in full graduate standing at the end of one semester of study Ordinarily students may remain in conditional standing for no more than one semester Withdrawal and Leave of Absence Withdrawal in good standing from graduate studies requires the student to file the normal withdrawal papers obtainable from the Office of the Registrar A student who withdraws in good academic financial and disciplinary standing with the University is normally permitted to re enroll upon approval of a standard application for re admission Absence for more than two years however may require the student to prepare a new study plan meeting new requirements as amended since the student s initial matriculation The procedure for withdrawal in good standing requires a written statement of the emergency to the Dean for Graduate Studies and the Provost the Vice President of Student Life or the Director of University Counseling Services If the student is incapacitated the Dean of Graduate Studies with the Provost the Vice President of Student Life or the Director of University Counseling Services submits a letter on behalf of the student based on communication received from the student s parents family etc stating the effective withdrawal date to the Office of the Registrar Academics School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences Department of Arts and Languages Art Major Course Descriptions Program Plan English Major Course Descriptions Program Plan Modern Foreign Language Major Study Abroad Music Major Requirements Outstanding Alumni Ensembles Extra Curricular Activities Course Descriptions Faculty Department of Behavioral Sciences and Education Psychology Course Descriptions M A Psychology Course Descriptions Sociology Anthropology Course Descriptions The Looking Glass Teacher Education Course Descriptions Certifications Special Education Department of History Political Science History Course Descriptions Political Science Course Descriptions School of Natural Sciences Mathematics Business Department of Business Administration Major Requirements Accounting Concentration Financial Economics Concentration International Business Relation Concentration Management Concentration Music Business Concentration Non Concentration Course Descriptions Enactus Delta Mu Delta Department of Life Physical Sciences Biology Course Descriptions Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chemistry Course Descriptions Physics Course Descriptions Materials Science and Applications Group Optical Materials Equipment Research and Useful Links Tutorial on Materials Science Structure Sample Preparation Instruments Useful Physics Links Publications News and Awards Facilities Summer Research Program SRP Department of Mathematics Computer Science Mathematics Course Descriptions Computer Science Course Descriptions NSF HBCU UP Bioinformatics and Biomathematics Project Summer 2015 Research Supported by NSF HBCU UP Summer 2014 Research Supported by NSF HBCU UP Math Club Orientation Problem of the Month School of Graduate Studies Admission Requirements and Application Process Pre Matriculation Requirements Professional Development Resources

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  • Requirements for Graduation with a Master's Degree | Fisk University
    thesis submitted in final form to the Library following the thesis defense and after corrections have been made in response to requests from the thesis committee Receipt of the thesis by the library and provision of the receipt to the Office of Graduate Studies and the Registrar serves as the final documentation that the trainee has officially earned a Master s Degree from Fisk Univeristy Academics School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences Department of Arts and Languages Art Major Course Descriptions Program Plan English Major Course Descriptions Program Plan Modern Foreign Language Major Study Abroad Music Major Requirements Outstanding Alumni Ensembles Extra Curricular Activities Course Descriptions Faculty Department of Behavioral Sciences and Education Psychology Course Descriptions M A Psychology Course Descriptions Sociology Anthropology Course Descriptions The Looking Glass Teacher Education Course Descriptions Certifications Special Education Department of History Political Science History Course Descriptions Political Science Course Descriptions School of Natural Sciences Mathematics Business Department of Business Administration Major Requirements Accounting Concentration Financial Economics Concentration International Business Relation Concentration Management Concentration Music Business Concentration Non Concentration Course Descriptions Enactus Delta Mu Delta Department of Life Physical Sciences Biology Course Descriptions Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chemistry Course Descriptions Physics Course Descriptions Materials Science and Applications Group Optical Materials Equipment Research and Useful Links Tutorial on Materials Science Structure Sample Preparation Instruments Useful Physics Links Publications News and Awards Facilities Summer Research Program SRP Department of Mathematics Computer Science Mathematics Course Descriptions Computer Science Course Descriptions NSF HBCU UP Bioinformatics and Biomathematics Project Summer 2015 Research Supported by NSF HBCU UP Summer 2014 Research Supported by NSF HBCU UP Math Club Orientation Problem of the Month School of Graduate Studies Admission Requirements and Application Process Pre Matriculation Requirements Professional Development Resources Student Classification Requirements for Graduation with a Master s Degree M

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  • M.A. Requirements | Fisk University
    for any further University support and may be dismissed from the University at the discretion of the Graduate Council in consultation with the graduate faculty of the department A student may be allowed to continue on a semester by semester basis if recommended by the graduate faculty of the department and approved by the Graduate Council in consultation with the Provost Dismissal Dismissal of graduate students is accomplished by written notification to the student from the chair of the appropriate graduate department Students have the right to appeal a decision of dismissal A letter should be written to the Director of Graduate Studies stating reasons why the decision should be reversed An ad hoc appeals committee will be convened within five working days upon receipt of such a letter consisting of representatives of the department involved up to two persons a member of the graduate council in an unrelated field the Director of Graduate Studies This committee will make a recommendation to the Provost of an action upholding or reversing the decision The Provost will formally review the decision and notify the student within five working days Re admission following dismissal for poor scholarship is granted rarely it requires the strong recommendation of the graduate faculty of the appropriate department with approval of the Graduate Council A period of at least one semester is required between the dismissal and application for re admission Withdrawal Withdrawal in good standing from graduate studies requires the student to file the normal withdrawal papers obtainable from the Office of Student Affairs A student who withdraws in good academic financial and disciplinary standing with the University is normally permitted to re enroll upon approval of a standard application for re admission Absence for more than two years however may require the student to prepare a new study plan meeting new requirements as amended since the student s initial matriculation Grade of Incomplete The grade of I Incomplete is given when the student has substantially and satisfactorily completed the work in a class but cannot complete rendering requirements without the semester The student must have achieved an average of C or better in work completed for the course and is responsible for assuring that both student and instructor have a clear understanding of the requirements for completion of the I grade The I grade must be removed prior to graduation Pass Fail Pass fail registration for graduate students is permitted under certain circumstances outside the student s area of concentration Applicable conditions are Students may take graduate courses on a pass fail basis only outside of the major field of study Such courses are not considered in computing grade point averages nor are they counted toward hours necessary for graduation A pass grade in such a course indicates work equivalent at least to a letter grade of C Graduate students may take non required undergraduate courses outside the major field on a pass fail basis These courses are not considered in computing grade point average nor

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  • Thesis Regulations | Fisk University
    chapter or a section F Margins The left margin should be set one and one half 1 inches from the left edge of the paper room is required for binding All other margins should be one inch G Indentation A line of indentation which is constant for all indented material is established five 5 spaces to the right of the left hand margin This distance is kept constant whether it is for a paragraphs of the text a paragraph of quoted material or a footnote H Footnotes The line dividing the footnote from the text should be sixteen 16 spaces in length beginning at the left hand margin of the page Footnotes are generally single spaced Note Footnotes should be used very sparingly if at all for thesis in psychology I Pagination Every page in a thesis is assigned a definite number although not every page has a number placed thereon The first page of any section will not have a page figure on it but a number will be allowed for that page Page numbers are placed on the fifth single spaced line from the top of the page and aligned with the right hand margin There must be a triple space between the page number and the first line of writing All of the pages of that portion of the thesis preceding the first page of Chapter I will be numbered in small Roman numerals as a separate unit of the thesis These numbers are centered at the bottom of the page and on the title page or Approval Sheet although they should be counted in the pagination J Spacing Between Lines The major portion of the thesis will be double spaced but there are several places where triple spacing is needed For example there are three single spaces between the chapter number and the title of the chapter Below the title of the chapter three single spaces are allowed before the first line of the manuscript is typed Furthermore preceding any under scored introductory caption in a paragraph three single spaces intervene between the last line of typed material and such centered caption or a paragraph caption K Alignment of Roman numerals and Page Numbers When Roman numerals are arranged in an outline form the right hand margin is aligned as in the case of Arabic numerals This will make the left hand margin uneven but it is the accepted form for thesis work Due allowance must be made when starting a page to provide spaces for the larger numerals for example XXIII A column for these figures appear in the following alignment I 1 II 7 III 18 IV 99 V 124 L Proofreading The entire thesis should be proofread before having the final copy printed to turn in to your advisor and it should be read in its entirely by the writer after the final copy has been printed Words the spelling of which may be unfamiliar to the student should be confirmed in a

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  • Master's Degree Checklist | Fisk University
    or Paula Hemphill MS ude ksif llihpmehp Application for Candidacy for Degree and for Certification of Degree all should have the CORRECT and FINAL thesis title TYPED in the appropriate fields Due Date Application for degree due early December for May August or December graduation We advise you to apply at least a week before deadline to expedite the process 3 Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3 0 to avoid being placed on academic probation Due Date A graduate student on probation must raise the cumulative GPA to 3 0 within one semester 4 Register for Research hours Due Date Before graduation you must registered for at least 3 and at most 9 credit hours of Thesis Research depending on program 5 Register for Thesis Preparation hours Due Date In any semester in which you will reach 30 credit hours you should register for Thesis Preparation to allow you to maintain full time status 6 Thesis Defense It is your responsibility in consultation with your research advisor to schedule the thesis defense The Office of the Graduate School Ms Marian Burns ude ksif snrubm or the Fisk Bridge Program Coordinator ude ksif acocc is available to assist with scheduling Due Date The final draft of the thesis must be distributed to the committee members at least two weeks before the defense Also notify the Fisk Bridge Program Coordinator so that the defense may be properly advertised Academics School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences Department of Arts and Languages Art Major Course Descriptions Program Plan English Major Course Descriptions Program Plan Modern Foreign Language Major Study Abroad Music Major Requirements Outstanding Alumni Ensembles Extra Curricular Activities Course Descriptions Faculty Department of Behavioral Sciences and Education Psychology Course Descriptions M A Psychology Course Descriptions Sociology Anthropology Course Descriptions The Looking Glass Teacher Education Course Descriptions Certifications Special Education Department of History Political Science History Course Descriptions Political Science Course Descriptions School of Natural Sciences Mathematics Business Department of Business Administration Major Requirements Accounting Concentration Financial Economics Concentration International Business Relation Concentration Management Concentration Music Business Concentration Non Concentration Course Descriptions Enactus Delta Mu Delta Department of Life Physical Sciences Biology Course Descriptions Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chemistry Course Descriptions Physics Course Descriptions Materials Science and Applications Group Optical Materials Equipment Research and Useful Links Tutorial on Materials Science Structure Sample Preparation Instruments Useful Physics Links Publications News and Awards Facilities Summer Research Program SRP Department of Mathematics Computer Science Mathematics Course Descriptions Computer Science Course Descriptions NSF HBCU UP Bioinformatics and Biomathematics Project Summer 2015 Research Supported by NSF HBCU UP Summer 2014 Research Supported by NSF HBCU UP Math Club Orientation Problem of the Month School of Graduate Studies Admission Requirements and Application Process Pre Matriculation Requirements Professional Development Resources Student Classification Requirements for Graduation with a Master s Degree M A Requirements Thesis Regulations Master s Degree Checklist Overall Timeline for Graduate Studies Programs Fisk Vanderbilt Masterâ s to PhD Bridge Program Program Admissions Transition to the

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  • Overall Timeline for Graduate Studies | Fisk University
    section of the Master s thesis and of the Introduction to the thesis proposal Thus in addition to honing scientific writing skills this expectation has many positive outcomes for the student Create a thesis committee summarize your proposed research in a short document Share with your advisor and with their approval share with the rest of your thesis committee Schedule a Committee Meeting in the SPRING SEMESTER and certainly no later than within the first two weeks of the Summer Semester and preferably early in the Spring semester of the first year Students whose academic performance is below the required B average GPA of 3 0 at the end of the Spring semester will be put on academic probation the status of continued or interrupted funding during academic probation will be decided after consultation of the student s research supervisor mentor and the DGS for the program with approval of their decision by the Dean for Graduate Studies Students will not be eligible for tuition waivers from Fisk University while on academic probation Summer Beginning of Second Year This time is set aside for fulltime research Elective courses that are only available in the summer may be taken but only with written approval of the Director of Graduate Studies of the Program cosigned by the Dean of the Graduate School Selection of appropriate courses for the Fall if still needed can be identified and registered for as appropriate for each Master s Program again with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies for that program Fall Semester Second Year Courses as advised by the thesis research advisor and Director of Graduate Studies including electives relevant for student s research project Participation in Graduate Program specific required programs such as seminars Colloquia etc Participation in relevant Graduate School Professional Skills Workshops these often will occur on Saturdays but will be advertised well in advance from the office of Paula Hemphill Continuing research Meet with Thesis Committee a second time to review progress in summer research prepare for that meeting in concert with your research advisor Based on the recommendation of progress to date by the Thesis Committee intent to graduate forms must be prepared signed by appropriate faculty and administrators and taken to the Registrar s office by the stated December deadline for the Academic Calendar of that year each Academic Year s calendar is available on line Students whose coursework coursework performance and or research has not progressed in a timely fashion will develop a timeline for delayed graduation HOWEVER please note that stipend funding is only committed for 24 calendar months Spring Semester Year two Continuing research finding national and regional meetings and other venues for continuing presentation of project results and experimental plans presentation at the Fisk Annual Research Day in the Spring is expected read required Development of an outline of the thesis document for review by the Committee no later than February 15 th including principal literature sources and data to be included Participation in

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