► Graduate School Rules apply to this program
Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester-hours, of which either 3-4 must be project hours (MINS 5960) or 4-6 must be thesis hours (MINS 5950). In accordance with Graduate School rules , a minimum of 24 semester-hours must be at the graduate level (5000+). Under exceptional circumstances, up to six (6) semester-hours may be taken at the 4000 level, with prior approval from the program director.
Students are required to take classes in a minimum of two (2) areas and a maximum of three (3) areas within the disciplines of biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental sciences, geology, mathematics or physics. With sufficient justification and prior approval from the program director, students may take a maximum of six (6) semester hours outside of the program’s areas of concentration. All classes counted toward the degree must be related to the student’s stated program goal and receive prior approval for inclusion in the program of study by the program director. The student is responsible for insuring that all prerequisite requirements for the classes they take have been met, even if the prerequisite courses do not count toward the degree.
Concentration and Depth Requirements
The student must designate one area of concentration (the primary area of study) and one or two depth areas (the secondary and, if applicable, tertiary areas of study) within the disciplines of biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental sciences, geology, mathematics or physics. An interdisciplinary area of study (including but not limited to fields such as biochemistry, biophysics, or computational biology) may also be considered. The student must complete a minimum of nine semester hours in the chosen area of concentration and a minimum of six semester hours in each depth area.
Project or Thesis Requirement
All students must conduct independent research that results in either a project or a thesis, which is presented to their examination committee in written form and is subject to an oral defense.
Graduate Advisor and Examination Committee
All candidates for the MIS degree must select a faculty advisor and two other faculty members to serve with the advisor as the candidate’s graduate examination committee. The committee members must have graduate standing at the University of Colorado Denver and be approved by the program director. The name of the faculty advisor must be submitted to the MIS program director no later than two semesters following full admission to the program.
Degree Total: 30 Hours