Policies and Fees

Typical Program Schedule
Registration
Tuition
Access to Facilities
Internship Reports
Course Books
Advising
Taking Courses at Other Schools
Transfer of Graduate Credit
Continuous Enrollment Requirement
Grade Requirements
Graduation
Photo ID
Good Standing

Student Conduct Code

Typical Program Schedule

The Master's Industrial Internship Program begins with intensive summer course work in one of three areas:

Polymer Science
Photovoltaic & Semiconductor Device Processing
Optical Materials & Devices

The summer program runs all day, five days a week and feels like a full-time job (you won’t have time for another one).

In late summer, students typically interview with participating companies. Because the timing of internships varies by company, there are two common scenarios for the academic year. Students who begin internships Winter term might follow scenario one, completing the last 8-12 credits of graded course work before beginning their internship Winter term. Some students begin internships Fall term and complete course work while interning as in scenario two.

Term Scenario 1 Scenario 2
Fall
8-12 credits graded
10 credits Internship
0-4 credits graded
Winter

10 credits Internship

10 credits Internship
0-4 credits graded
Spring
10 credits Internship

10 credits Internship
0-4 credits graded

Summer
10 credits Internship

Registration
Summer courses and internship credits are administered through Academic Extension. You will register through DuckWeb on the UO website: www.uoregon.edu. To log onto DuckWeb, you will need your student ID number and your PAC number. These numbers will be sent to you by admissions after you are admitted.

To select specific courses on DuckWeb, you will need course registration numbers (CRNs). CRNs for the summer courses and your internship credits are not listed in the general course list for the university, so you won’t find them online. We will email these numbers to you each term (an excellent reason to check your UO email account regularly).

You must be registered by the end of the first week of classes.

You will be required to register for 10 internship credits each term you are in an internship.

Internships last nine months.

Tuition
Tuition for summer term and internship credits for 2017/2018 is $525/credit (subject to change annually). These credits are run through Academic Extension and charged at the same rate for resident and non-resident students.

To complete the program, you will need a total of 54 credits, 24 of which must be graded graduate courses (the remaining 30 are internship credits). 12-16 graded credits will be completed during summer term, depending on the track. The remaining 8-12 course credits may be completed at the same time as the internship, or before or after the internship. Tuition for these remaining credits will be charged at the regular graduate tuition rate of the institution at which you complete them. Please note that if you enroll for regular courses outside of summer term at the UO, you will be charged regular tuition rates and student fees in the term you register.

Tuition is due each term and must be paid in full before you can register for the following term. Students who have financial aid awards will not receive their awards until their registration forms are processed. Students must be registered by the second week of the term to continue in the program.

Note: All new students must pay a one-time matriculation fee the term they enter the UO (currently $389 - this is subject to change).

For information about financial aid, please contact the financial aid office at http://financialaid.uoregon.edu or 1-800-760-6953 / 541-346-3221.

Access to Facilities
While registered through Academic Extension, you are not eligible for free access to recreation facilities, student tickets to sporting events, or the Student Health Center because you’re not paying student fees. You may, however, use the the Rec Center for a fee during the summer. While you are working at your internship you will not be eligible for Student Health Center access unless you are taking a course through the regular graduate program (courses outside Academic Extension) and paying student fees.

Internship Reports
During the internship portion of the program, you will be required to write a quarterly internship report each term. This five-page scientific paper might outline your research activities and the technical challenges you face - or you might explore a scientific problem related to what you're working on that you've always wanted to learn more about. Topics outside the bounds of your internship projects should be approved by the instructor of record for your internship credits. The instructor of record is the instructor listed with the CRN for those credits. The instructor of record will forward detailed requirements for the reports directly to students.

Details of the report should not be so specific that they infringe on secrecy agreements. Internship reports are due Monday of finals week each term and can be sent via email to the instructor of record unless another due date is specified by the instructor.

Reports should be labeled in the following format:
"Lynde Ritzow Internship Report Fall Term 2016"

Course books
We will provide the course books required for summer term.

Advising
You may make an appointment to see the graduate advisor in chemistry or physics to discuss your degree plan and to make sure the courses you plan to take are approved for your master’s degree. We suggest semiconductor and polymer students start with Lynde Ritzow and optics students start with Nima Dinyari as they can answer most questions.

Chemistry Advisor
Applied Physics Advisor
Dr. Julie Haack*
Chemistry Department
91C Klamath Hall
541-346-4604
jhaack@uoregon.edu
Dr. Stephen Gregory
Physics Department
162 Willamette Hall
541-346-4764
sgregory@uoregon.edu

*Note: For the 2016-2017 academic year, John Hardwick will be the chemistry advisor: hardwick@uoregon.edu

Taking Courses at Other Schools:
Outside the required course work taught summer term, you may complete your remaining courses at another institution. A course approval form is required to secure departmental approval prior to registering and four weeks before the start date of the term, when possible. Most schools will allow you to register as a non-degree-seeking student and take graduate courses. The institution must have a graduate program in your discipline to qualify. These courses will be charged at the regular graduate rate for that school. Online courses are not acceptable.

Transfer of Graduate Credit
If you complete your course work outside the UO, you must request to have those credits transferred so you can graduate. You will find this form on the graduate school website.

In order to transfer the credit, the graduate school must have a copy of your transcript to verify your course work. Please submit both the transfer request and the transcript to Lynde Ritzow once your grades have been posted. She will get department approval and forward it to the graduate school.

Note: The graduate school requires that all courses transferred be completed with a grade of B or higher. Transferred courses do not impact GPA at Oregon.

Continuous Enrollment Requirement
If at any point you are not enrolled at the UO for a minimum of 3 credits (excluding summer term), you will break the graduate school's continuous enrollment requirement. For example: if you enroll at another university while you are not enrolled for internship credit at the UO. To avoid this predicament, simply request a leave of absence for the term in question by filling out this graduate school form: http://gradschool.uoregon.edu/policies-procedures/leave

You are limited to 3 terms of leave, excluding summer.

Grade Requirements
Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all graduate courses taken in the program to be in good standing. Grades of D+ or lower are not accepted for graduate credit, but are calculated in GPA. A grade of no pass is not accepted for graduate credit. A GPA below a 3.0 at any time is considered unsatisfactory and the student may be disqualified from the program.

Graduation
You must submit an Application for the Master’s Degree with the Graduate School in the first two weeks of the term you complete your credits. You will find the application on the Graduate School website: http://gradschool.uoregon.edu/.

The departments request that you email them when you complete the form. (Lynde is the contact for physics for graduation). They will then complete the Statement of Completion of Requirements for the Graduate School and include your name in the graduation festivities at the end of spring term.

Applied Physics: Lynde Ritzow, 541-346-6835, lynde@uoregon.edu
Chemistry: Julie Haack, 541-346-4604, jhaack@uoregon.edu

Waiver of Enrollment in the Term of Completion
The UO requires registration in the term your degree is awarded. If you have chosen to complete your course work at another institution while you are NOT enrolled for internship credit at the UO, you must request a waiver of registration in the term you graduate:

http://gradschool.uoregon.edu/policies-procedures/leave

Remember: if you've taken classes at another institution, you must transfer them in before you can graduate (see above).

Photo ID Cards
To get your student ID card, take your driver’s license or passport over to the UO Card Office in the basement of the EMU student union. Smile for the camera and they’ll print out a card for you on the spot. Recent advances at the card office now also allow you to forward a selfie ahead of time: http://uocard.uoregon.edu/

Good Standing
In order to be in good standing, students must in compliance with all university and graduate school requirements: https://gradschool.uoregon.edu/policies-procedures/satisfactory-progress.

Student Conduct Code
Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the UO Student Conduct Code and following it's guidelines.