A Preliminary Program of Study, developed by you, the Graduate Coordinator, and your major professor and approved by a majority of your Advisory Committee, may be submitted to the Graduate Coordinator by the end of the Second-Year core. Filing a Preliminary Program of Study is not necessary; however, you must file a Final Program of Study before you complete your Comprehensive Examination. Programs of Study are not intended to be standardized. If you are interested in special applications of Statistics, you may include study in the relevant discipline. The Program of Study should consist of 18 or more semester hours of approved 8000-level courses in addition to research, dissertation writing, and directed study. No grade below C will be accepted on the Program of Study. To be eligible for graduation, you must maintain a 3.0 (B) average on the graduate transcript and a 3.0 (B) average on the Program of Study. You must submit a final, typed Program of Study to the Graduate School prior to notification of the Comprehensive Examination. This Program of Study must be submitted on the proper form for approval by the Advisory Committee, the Graduate Coordinator, and the Dean of the Graduate School. The Final Program of Study must show all graduate courses relevant to the doctoral program and not just courses satisfying the minimum degree requirement. Courses from the MS degree and courses taken at other universities may be listed in the "Relevant Master's or Other Graduate Degree Courses" section of the program of study form. The Program of Study must carry a minimum of 30 hours of course work, three hours of which must be dissertation writing (9300). The Graduate Committee or your Advisory Committee will evaluate carefully and fully your progress and qualifications at the end of each year of study in order to advise you whether or not to continue in the program.