Graduate Academic Programs
Advising & Registration
All Graduate Students
Each student will be assigned an academic advisor. The program of each candidate must be planned cooperatively by the student and the advisor, taking into account the student's educational background and objectives. All phases of the student's program are subject to the approval of the advisor. All graduate students are required to meet with their advisor before registering for classes each term. During each of these meetings, a student and advisor identify the courses in which the student will enroll for the following term. The resulting semester schedule is recorded by the advisor either in Onestart on the advising contacts system, or on a paper Academic Advisor Registration Approval Form, and signed by the advisor. If the advising record is saved online, the advisor will contact the School of Public Health - Bloomington Records Office and the student will be given clearance to register. If the paper form is utilized, the student must submit the signed form to the Records Office in HPER 115 to receive clearance to register. Paper copies of the Advisor Registration Approval Form may be picked up in SPH 115, or the form may be downloaded online at www.publichealth.indiana.edu/current-students/forms.shtml. (Additional registration information is available in the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin.)
Master's Degree Students
Online academic advisement reports and printed degree requirement tab sheets are two effective tools used by advisors and master's degree students to track academic progress. Academic advisement reports (AARs) are available to admitted Indiana University master's degree students at https://onestart.iu.edu. AARs allow Indiana University students to view their completed and enrolled course credits in a context that shows completed academic program requirements, as well as those requirements that remain unfinished. In addition, the academic program requirements in this bulletin are reproduced with extra academic advising information on degree requirement tab sheets.The degree requirement tab sheet for each academic program specifies such requirements as total credit hours needed for completion of the degree, courses to be taken, GPA requirements, and suggested electives in an abbreviated format. Degree requirement tab sheets may be viewed at the degrees and majors portion of the School of Public Health - Bloomington Website. These advising tools are used by master's degree students and their academic advisors to guide the selection of courses and monitor progress. Adhering to stated requirements is the student's responsibility.
Doctoral Degree Students
Doctoral students will have course work individually prescribed by a the student's faculty advisory committee. Students must meet with an academic advisor to determine the sequence in which to enroll in the prescribed courses.