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                                                        Graduate Programs

                                                                       Mason Haber, Ph.D.
Health Psychology                                                      Susan Johnson, Ph.D.
                                                                       Ryan Kilmer, Ph.D.
•   Ph.D. in Health Psychology                                         Richard McAnulty, Ph.D.
                                                                       Amy Peterman, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Health                              Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D.
                                                                       Jennifer Webb, Ph.D.
                                                                       Public Health Sciences
                                                                       Andrew Harver, Ph.D.
                                                                       Karen Schmaling, Ph.D.
Program Director
Dr. Virginia Gil-Rivas, Director of Interdisciplinary Health           Sociology
   Psychology Program                                                  Teresa Scheid, Ph.D.
Dr. George Demakis, Director of Clinical Training
                                                                       Special Education and Child Development
Graduate Faculty                                                       Richard White, Ph.D.

Communication Studies
Christine Davis, Ph.D.
                                                                       PH.D. IN HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
                                                                       Health psychology is dedicated to conducting basic and
                                                                       applied research examining the contribution of biological,
Dena Shenk, Ph.D.
                                                                       psychological, behavioral, social, cultural, and
                                                                       environmental factors to health and illness.
Art Blume, Ph.D.
                                                                       Health Psychology builds from principles and theories of
James Cook, Ph.D.
                                                                       other areas of psychology, biology, health, and social
Lawrence Calhoun, Ph.D.
                                                                       sciences. Health psychologists are concerned with
Arnie Cann, Ph.D.
                                                                       promotion and maintenance of health, the prevention and
George Demakis, Ph.D.
                                                                       treatment of illness across the lifespan, and improvement of
Mark Faust, Ph.D.
                                                                       systems that promote and maintain health.
Paul Foos, Ph.D.
Jane Gaultney, Ph.D.
                                                                       A particular emphasis of the Health Psychology program is
Virginia Gil-Rivas, Ph.D.
                                                                       on the development, implementation, and evaluation of
Paula Goolkasian, Ph.D.

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prevention and treatment interventions that involve                     UNC Charlotte that will count toward the Ph.D. will be
multiple disciplines. The program has links with other                  6000-level or above. The majority of the coursework will be
colleges, departments, and programs in the university                   at the 8000 level.
including the College of Health and Human Services,
College of Education, and the Gerontology Program which                 Transfer Credit
allows students to select health courses across disciplines.            The maximum amount of transfer credit that a Ph.D.
                                                                        student may count towards a doctorate is 30 semester hours.
The Health Psychology doctoral program at UNC                           The student's advising committee will recommend transfer
Charlotte offers students an opportunity to obtain their Ph.            credits that are consistent with the student's program of
D. in Health Psychology in one of three tracks: Clinical                study to the Graduate School for approval.
Health, Community Health, and General Health.
                                                                        Grades Required
Admission Requirements                                                  Graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA in the courses on
Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 18 hours of                their degree plan of study in order to graduate. More than
coursework in psychology including Introductory                         two grades of C or one U will result in termination from the
Psychology and Research Methods, coursework in                          program.
undergraduate statistics, excellent scores on the GRE Exam,
and an excellent academic track record as demonstrated by               Plan of Study
undergraduate or graduate grade point averages.                         Students will develop a plan of study with their advising
Documents to be Submitted for Application for
Admission                                                               Admission to Candidacy
                                                                        After successfully passing the qualifying examination,
Applicants are expected to complete an application online to
                                                                        students must successfully propose and defend a dissertation
the Graduate School. The application also must include two
                                                                        topic. A student advances to candidacy after the dissertation
official transcripts of all completed academic work, an
official score on the GRE exam, three letters of reference              topic has been approved by the student’s doctoral
from persons, preferably psychologists, who can speak to the            committee. Candidacy must be achieved at least 6 months
                                                                        before the degree is conferred.
applicant’s promise as a doctoral student, a two page
statement of professional goals and research interests, a
current resume or CV, and a professional writing sample.                Financial Support
International students must submit official TOEFL test                  Assistantships are generally available to provide financial
scores of at least 557 on the written test or a 220 on the              support for eligible students. Assistantships vary and may
computer-based test, or at least 85% on the Michigan                    involve teaching, research, or clinical activities. The
English Language Assessment. All tests must be taken within             Graduate School provides tuition support for full time
the last two years.                                                     students on assistantships on a competitive basis.

Admission Assessment                                                    Graduate Course Requirements
Admissions reviews are conducted by track faculty. The                  Courses Required
deadline for all application materials is December 1. Review
                                                                        Doctoral courses are numbered at the 8000 level.
of applications typically occurs in January, interviews in
February, and admissions offers typically made in March.                The curriculum has 4 major curricular components:
                                                                            1) Core Health Psychology
Student Responsibility                                                      2) Research
Students who succeed in the Health Psychology program are                   3) Interdisciplinary Content
hardworking, competent, disciplined scholars with interests                 4) Specialization (Clinical, Community, or General
in the science of Health Psychology. Students must                               Experimental)
demonstrate intellectual curiosity and a passion for the
science of psychology. It is important for student applicants           Specific requirements within each component vary by track.
to determine if their professional interests are well matched           Specifics can be found in the graduate handbook of the
to the expertise of our faculty members.                                program.

Degree Requirements                                                     Student Advising
                                                                        Students are assigned an advisor before the first semester.
Total Hours required                                                    Students in consultation with the advisor create an advising
For the Clinical Health emphasis, which will enable                     committee constituted by three health psychology faculty.
students to become eligible for licensure as a Health Services          The student meets with the committee regularly for issues of
Provider, 88 hours (post baccalaureate) will be required. For           professional development and guidance in the program.
the Community and General emphases, 78 hours (post                      Students may change advisors with permission of the
baccalaureate) will be required. All coursework taken at                director.

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                                                                        Doctoral Committee
Other Requirements                                                      The doctoral committee is formed after successful
    •    Master's thesis or second year research project                completion of the qualifying exam. The student must
    •    Written comprehensive examination prior to                     complete the graduate student petition to create the
         beginning dissertation research                                committee. The committee must include at least three
    •    Dissertation                                                   members of the health psychology faculty as well as the
                                                                        Graduate School-appointed Graduate Faculty
    •    Year-long, pre-doctoral internship (Clinical Health            representative.
         students only)

Time limits for completion                                              Dissertation
Students are admitted for either full-time study or intensive           The dissertation must be successfully proposed and
part-time study. Students entering the doctoral program                 defended before being undertaken. The major advisor
post-baccalaureate must complete their degree, including                directly supervises the student on the dissertation project
the dissertation, within 8 years. Full-time students must               with support from the dissertation committee. See Graduate
meet benchmark requirements each year to maintain their                 School policies regarding dissertations.
status as a doctoral student. Part-time students also must
meet benchmark requirements that occur approximately                    Application for Degree
every two years. These benchmarks are intended to help                  Each student should make application for his/her degree by
students achieve their goal of completing the doctorate in a            completing the online Application for Degree through
timely manner.                                                          Banner Self Service no later than the filing date specified in
                                                                        the University Academic Calendar.
The graduate school has specific requirements that students
should be familiar with. Please see the relevant sections of            Research Opportunities
this Catalog for specific details.                                      Students in health psychology are expected to engage in
                                                                        collaborative and independent research activities. Many
Comprehensive (Qualifying) Examination                                  opportunities are available through the program, including
Qualifying examinations are meant to demonstrate broad                  experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
competence as a scholar in the disciplines of Health                    Many Health Psychology faculty members engage in grant
Psychology, interdisciplinary health, and the track-specific            funded research and opportunities exist for research
discipline (clinical, community, or general experimental                assistantships.
psychology). The Comprehensive Project results in a
practical product that demonstrates integration of
knowledge from these three areas. In addition, it provides an
                                                                        COURSES IN HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
opportunity to strengthen and develop a student’s skills, as
                                                                        PSYC 8000. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health. (3)
specified by his/her advisory committee. Projects are
identified via a collaborative process, involving the student            Prerequisite: PSYC 8200 and doctoral student standing.
and his/her committee. The Comprehensive Project acts as                This course will provide an overview of conceptualizations
the gateway into the 4th year and dissertation. Students                of health as approached from different disciplines, including
must pass their Comprehensive Project successfully to                   psychology, medicine, nursing, and public health. It will
continue in the program.                                                examine ways that the construct of health is used in research
                                                                        and treatment by various disciplines. Facilitation of
Each student’s advisory committee, in consultation with the             understanding of interdisciplinary models of research
Director of the Interdisciplinary Health Psychology                     addressing health issues is a primary goal of the course. In
Program, tailors the content and format of the                          addition, it will foster the development of appreciation for
Comprehensive Project with attention to the student’s                   contributions that various disciplines make to treatment of
professional goals. The Comprehensive Project process will              illness and promotion of health. It will also emphasize the
include three main components: written project, brief                   development of effective communication with multiple
integrative paper, and oral presentation.                               disciplines in research and treatment settings. (Spring)

Students must complete their second year research projects              PSYC 8050. Topics in Psychological Treatment. (3)
prior to taking the qualifying examination, must have at                Cross-listed as PSYC 6050. A topical course which will
least a 3.0 GPA, must not be on probation, and must have                focus on issues in treatment, alternative treatment
removed any conditions placed upon them at the time at                  perspectives, special client populations. May be repeated for
admission. Comprehensive Projects should be in process no               credit with departmental permission. (Yearly)
later than the third academic year in the program.
Comprehensive Projects must be completed successfully                   PSYC 8099. Topics in Psychology. (3) Cross-listed as
before students may rise to doctoral candidacy and propose              PSYC 6099. A discussion of selected topics in psychology.
their dissertation project                                              May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (On demand)

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PSYC 8102. Research Design and Quantitative Methods                     biopsychosocial model in understanding health and disease.
I. (3) Cross-listed as PSYC 6203 and OSCI 8102.                         (Fall)
Prerequisites: Admission to a Ph.D. program in Psychology
or permission of the department. An overview of basic                   PSYC 8201. Health Psychology 2. (3) Prerequisite:
experimental and covariation research designs and the                   PSYC 8200. This course is a continuation of Health
application of descriptive and inferential statistics to the            Psychology 1. (Spring)
designs. The focus will be on univariate designs, including
simple and complex group comparisons, and basic                         PSYC 8203. Research Seminar. (1) Prerequisite:
correlational and linear regression strategies. (Fall)                  Admission to the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Psychology
                                                                        Program. A seminar course introducing students to health
PSYC 8103. Research Design and Quantitative Methods                     psychology research in the university. Topics include a
II. (3) Cross-listed as PSYC 6204 and OSCI 8103.                        discussion of specific ongoing health psychology research,
Prerequisite: PSYC 8102 or equivalent. An introduction to               IRB procedures, presenting data at professional conferences,
advanced experimental and covariation research strategies.              and submission of journal articles and research grants. The
The focus will be on a thorough exploration of applied                  course must be taken once in the fall and once in the spring
multiple regression analysis. A brief introduction to selected          of the student’s first full year in the Health Psychology
multivariate models such as discriminant analysis,                      doctoral program. Repeated once for credit. (Fall, Spring)
multivariant analysis of variance, log-linear models, factor
analysis, and structural equation modeling will also be                 PSYC 8222. Teaching of Psychology. (3) Prerequisite:
provided. (Spring)                                                      Admission to doctoral program and permission of
                                                                        department. Strategies for, and issues related to, teaching
PSYC 8107. Ethical and Professional Issues in                           undergraduate courses in Psychology as part of a general
Psychology. (2) See PSYC 6107 for course description.                   undergraduate education. (Yearly or on demand)

PSYC 8112. Applied Behavior Analysis. (3) See PSYC                      PSYC 8243. Diversity in Health Psychology. (3)
6112 for course description.                                             Prerequisite: Doctoral student standing. This course covers
                                                                        the central ideas and theories related to the role of culture,
PSYC 8141. Intellectual Assessment. (4) See PSYC 6141                   gender, and socioeconomic status in influencing behavior,
for course description.                                                 cognitions, and emotions as they relate to physical and
                                                                        mental health outcomes. The materials to be reviewed will
PSYC 8142. Personality Assessment. (4) See PSYC 6142                    examine the importance of considering the role of these
for course description.                                                 factors in research, prevention intervention efforts,
                                                                        treatment, and the delivery of health services. (Yearly)
PSYC 8145. Applied Research Design and Program
Evaluation. (3) See PSYC 6145 for course description.                   PSYC 8255. Community Interventions. (3) Prerequisite:
                                                                        PSYC 8155 and doctoral student standing. Intensive review
PSYC 8150. Introduction to Psychological Treatment.                     of the use of system- and organizational-level interventions
(4) See PSYC 6150 for course description.                               to promote and maintain health, prevent illness, and
                                                                        improve quality of life. The course will present an
PSYC 8151. Behavior Disorders. (4) See PSYC 6151 for                    historical overview of the effectiveness of different types of
course description.                                                     interventions, and theoretical and empirical background
                                                                        regarding the conditions and factors that contribute to
PSYC 8155. Community Psychology. (3) See PSYC                           successful community interventions. Students will develop
6155 for course description.                                            and implement a community intervention, in collaboration
                                                                        with a local organization, and will develop a grant proposal
PSYC 8200. Health Psychology 1. (3) Prerequisites:                      that would fund a community intervention. (Fall)
Admission to a Ph.D. program in Psychology or permission
of the department. Intensive review of the contributions of             PSYC 8260. Topics in Health Psychology. (3) See PSYC
the discipline of psychology to the promotion and                       6260 for course description.
maintenance of health, the prevention and treatment of
illness, and the examination of health behaviors. The course            PSYC 8262. Practicum in Health Psychology. (1-3) See
will present an historical overview of psychosomatic                    PSYC 6262 for course description.
medicine and behavioral medicine. The focus will be on
biological, cognitive, affective, social and developmental              PSYC 8355. Community Research Practicum. (3)
approaches to health and illness experiences. Topics will                Prerequisite: PSYC 8155 and doctoral student standing.
include stress, coping, adherence to treatment, pain, chronic            Methods for conducting applied community research.
disease, psychoneuroimmunology and health behavior                      Students will develop and implement applied research
changes among others. The course will emphasize the                     project. (Spring)

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PSYC 8450. Practicum in Clinical Psychology. (1-3) See
PSYC 6450 for course description.                                      Infrastructure and
PSYC 8455. Practicum in Community Psychology. (1-3)
See PSYC 6455 for course description.
                                                                       Environmental Systems
                                                                       •      Ph.D. in Infrastructure and Environmental
PSYC 8636. The Social Context of Mental Health. (3)
Cross-listed as SOCY 6635, SOWK 6635, and PPOL 8636.
Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program or permission
of instructor. This course draws upon contributions from
                                                                       Ph.D Program in Infrastructure &
the field of psychiatry, psychology, social work, and                  Environmental Systems
anthropology. The focus is on mental health and illness it is          704-687-2293 or 704-687-1347
social context, with an emphasis on the relationship between 
social structure and mental health/disorder. We will
examine the social factors which shape psychiatric diagnosis,          Program Directors
the effects of socio-demographic variables on mental health,           Dr. David T. Young, Director
and the role of social support and stress for different                Dr. John A. Diemer, Associate Director
groups. The course also examines the organization, delivery,
and evaluation of mental health services, and mental health            Graduate Faculty
care policy. (Every other year)
PSYC 8899. Readings and Research in Psychology. (1-4)                  Dale Brentrup, Professor
See PSYC 6899 for course description.                                  David J. Thaddeus, Associate Professor

PSYC 8950. Internship. (3) Prerequisite: Admission to                  Biology
the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Psychology Program                      Lawrence S. Barden, Professor
satisfactory completion of comprehensive examination,                  James Oliver, Professor
approval of research topic by dissertation committee, and              Inna Sokolova, Associate Professor
permission of the department. Placement in a pre-doctoral              Todd R. Steck, Associate Professor
clinical internship at an American Psychological Association
approved site or at another site approved by the Director of           Chemistry
Clinical Training. Internship typically lasts for one                  Brian T. Cooper, Associate Professor
continuous year. Course to be repeated a total of 6 credits            Bernadette T. Donovan-Merkert, Professor
over a one year period. (Fall, Spring, Summer)                         Thomas D. DuBois, Charles H. Stone Distinguished
                                                                           Professor of Chemistry
PSYC 8999. Doctoral Dissertation Research. (1-9)                       Kenneth Gonsalves, Celanese Acetate Distinguished
 Prerequisites: Admission to the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in                Professor of Polymer Chemistry
Psychology Program, satisfactory completion of                         Craig A. Ogle, Professor
comprehensive examination, and approval of research topic              Jordan Poler, Associate Professor
by dissertation committee. Execution of original research
that culminates in the preparation and presentation of a               Civil and Environmental Engineering
doctoral dissertation in a topic of health psychology. May be          James E. Amburgey, Assistant Professor
repeated for credit. Offered on a Pass/unsatisfactory or IP            Brian J. Anderson, Associate Professor
basis only. (Fall, Spring, Summer) (Day, Evening, Weekend)             James Bowen, Associate Professor
                                                                       David Boyajian, Assistant Professor
                                                                       Shen-en Chen, Assistant Professor
                                                                       John Daniels, Associate Professor
                                                                       Janos Gergely, Associate Professor
                                                                       Johnny R. Graham, Professor
                                                                       Helene Hilger, Associate Professor
                                                                       Hilary I. Inyang, Duke Energy Distinguished Professor
                                                                       Rajaram Janardhanam, Professor
                                                                       Martin R. Kane, Associate Professor
                                                                       Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, Assistant Professor
                                                                       Kimberly A. Warren, Assistant Professor
                                                                       David C. Weggel, Associate Professor
                                                                       Jy Wu, Professor
                                                                       David Young, Professor and Department Chair

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Economics                                                                 managers who will lead in developing the next
Gaines H. Liner, Professor                                                generation of infrastructure and environmental
Stanislov Radchenko, Associate Professor                                  technology.
Peter Schwarz, Professor                                               3) To involve students in the support and expansion of
                                                                          the base of research in rapidly growing fields related to
Geography and Earth Sciences                                              infrastructure and environmental systems in the
Craig Allan, Associate Professor                                          Charlotte region, North Carolina, and across the nation
John Bender, Professor                                                    and world.
Andy Bobyarchick, Associate Professor                                  4) To enhance the educational experience in science and
Harrison S. Campbell, Associate Professor                                 engineering for all students, graduate and
John Chadwick, Assistant Professor                                        undergraduate, at UNC Charlotte.
Eric Delmelle, Assistant Professor                                     5) To expand the educational experience of students by
John Diemer, Professor                                                    participating in the activities of interdisciplinary
Matt Eastin, Assistant Professor                                          institutes at UNC Charlotte such as the Global
Martha C. Eppes, Assistant Professor                                      Institute for Environmental and Energy Systems
Edd Hauser, Professor                                                     (GIEES), the Center for Applied Geographic
Scott P. Hippensteel, Associate Professor                                 Information Service (CAGIS), the Center for
Gerald Ingalls, Professor                                                 Transportation Policy Studies, and the UNC Charlotte
Anne Jefferson, Assistant Professor                                       Urban Institute.
Walter Martin, Associate Professor
Ross Meentemeyer, Associate Professor                                  Admission Requirements
Jean-Claude Thill, Knight Distinguished Professor                      The following are general guidelines for successful
Wei-Ning Xiang, Professor                                              admissions into the Ph.D. in Infrastructure and
                                                                       Environmental Systems:
Engineering Management
S. Gary Teng, Professor                                                1) The equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate or master’s
Ertunga Ozelkan, Assistant Professor                                      degree, from a regionally accredited college or
Yesim Sireli, Assistant Professor                                         university, in Engineering, Earth Science/Geology,
                                                                          Chemistry, Biology or a related field with a minimum
                                                                          undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or a minimum graduate
PH.D. IN INFRASTRUCTURE AND                                               GPA of 3.5 (A = 4.0) in all graduate work.
                                                                       2) Acceptable scores on the verbal, quantitative and
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (INES)                                              analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examination
                                                                          (GRE). The INES Admissions Committee generally
The Ph.D. in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems                     expects aggregate GRE scores to be in the upper 50th
(INES) is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the                    percentile.
complex challenges facing urbanized regions, specifically              3) A minimum score of 220 (computer-based test) or 557
those issues related to the interplay between the                         (paper-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign
environment and infrastructure needed to support the                      Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose native
regions’ economic and social development. Understanding                   language is not English.
and solving these challenges require an innovative approach            4) Three letters of reference, two of which must be from
that considers three aspects (engineering, science, and                   faculty members.
management) of optimal solutions and that promotes an                  5) An essay which addresses the applicant’s motivation
understanding of the interdependency of the three in earth,               and area of research interest.
civil, and industrial systems.                                         6) Students entering the program will be expected to
                                                                          remedy any course work deficiencies identified by their
Graduates of the INES Ph.D. program will have an                          advisory committee in the first semester after enrolling
understanding of complex, interdisciplinary infrastructure                in the program. The amount and kinds of remedial
and environmental systems and will make significant                       coursework required for the program will depend on
contributions to the advancement of knowledge of those                    the background of the student and will be established
systems in academia, local, state or federal government, and              by the INES Admissions Committee and the student’s
not-for-profit and for-profit institutions. The educational               advisory committee. It is important to note that this
objectives designed to achieve these goals are:                           program will emphasize the quantitative and analytical
                                                                          skills necessary to confront the challenges of urban and
1) To provide students with educational opportunities in                  regional growth and development.
   science, engineering, and management, culminating in
   an interdisciplinary research-based Ph.D. in
   Infrastructure and Environmental Systems.
2) To prepare students for careers as doctoral-level
   research scientists, engineers, and resource and systems

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Documents to be Submitted for Application for                            Degree Requirements
Admission                                                                The degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Infrastructure and
The Office of the Graduate School at UNC Charlotte                       Environmental Systems is awarded for completion of
requires the following documents be submitted in the                     scholarly research that advances the knowledge base in the
application package for each student:                                    field of that research. Evidence of this is demonstrated by a
                                                                         successful dissertation defense. In addition, recipients of the
1) Two official transcripts from all colleges and                        degree should demonstrate a mastery of relevant subject
   universities attended                                                 matter and a potential for success in research and teaching.
2) Official GRE scores (verbal, quantitative and analytical)
3) Official TOEFL scores if the student’s native language                As summarized below, the INES Ph.D. program requires a
   is not English.                                                       minimum of 72 post baccalaureate (semester) credit hours
4) The UNC Charlotte application for graduate admission                  (a minor in this program is not applicable). A master’s
   form                                                                  degree in an appropriate field, that is consistent with the
5) Three letters of reference                                            admission requirements, may count up to 30 hours of
6) The essay which addresses the applicant’s motivation,                 transfer credit into the INES Program upon
   prospective INES Ph.D. program focus area (civil                      recommendation of the Program Director and upon
   engineering design, science, or management), and                      approval by the Graduate School.
   research issues of interest.
                                                                         Minimum Credit Hrs. to Degree Required for Master’s
Admission Assessment                                                     Entrants
1) An Admissions Committee will review applications and                  INES Core. Total: 15 credit hrs.
   recommend to the Program Director whether each                           Core courses - 9 credit hrs.
   applicant should be admitted or not and, if so, under                    Case study - 3 credit hrs.
   what conditions.                                                         Seminars - 3 credit hrs.
2) The Program’s Admissions Committee will assess each                   Specialized (Focus Area) Electives - 9 credit hrs.*
   student's previous academic coursework in light of the                Directed Studies (additional courses/research) - 0 credit hrs*
   student’s stated direction of study. This assessment will             Dissertation Research - 18 credit hrs.
   be used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the               Total Credits Beyond Master’s Degree - 42 credit hrs.*
   student’s previous academic history and to suggest
   specific course work, if required, for the student’s                  *based on a maximum of 30 credit hours transferred from a
   program of study. The amount and kinds of any                         master’s program. Less than 30 credit hours transferred into the
   remedial course work required for the program will                    INES Program will result in a higher number of credit hours to
   depend on the student’s background and will be                        be completed at UNC Charlotte.
   established by the Admissions Committee and
   confirmed by the Program Director. The Admissions                     Minimum Credit Hrs. to Degree Required for Bachelor’s
   Committee may also suggest specific coursework based                  Entrants
   on the student’s intended direction of study within the               INES Core. Total: 15 credit hrs.
   program. The Admissions Committee will conduct this                      Core courses - 9 credit hrs.
   assessment upon the student’s acceptance and formal                      Case study - 3 credit hrs.
   declaration of intent to attend. For each entering                       Seminars - 3 credit hrs.
   student, a member of the INES Ph.D. Faculty will be                   Specialized (Focus Area) Electives - 15 credit hrs.
   selected to serve as his or her major advisor for the first           Directed Studies (additional courses/research) - 24 credit
   year in the Program.                                                     hrs.
                                                                         Dissertation Research - 18 credit hrs.
                                                                         Total Credits Beyond Bachelor’s Degree - 72 credit hrs.
Student Responsibility
Students entering the program must present evidence that
they are capable of undertaking the coursework required of               Plan of Study
them. Such evidence must include familiarity, background,                Students who enter the Ph.D. Program must prepare a plan
and/or interest in infrastructure and environmental issues,              of study before the end of their second semester in the
in one of the focus areas of design (engineering), science, or           Program. The plan of study will propose a schedule for
management.                                                              completion of all coursework by the student. Each plan
                                                                         will be approved the student’s doctoral committee and by
Students may have completed equivalent courses elsewhere.                the Program Director.
Normally, transcripts will provide the evidence required by
the Admissions Committee. However, if the student’s                      Admission to Candidacy
previous experience is offered as evidence, the student must             After passing the qualifying examination, a student can
provide all the documentation necessary to specify such                  propose a dissertation topic. A student advances to
experience. A more detailed list of the types of pre-requisite           candidacy after the dissertation topic has been approved by
coursework can be found on the Program’s website.                        the student’s doctoral committee. Candidacy must be
                                                                         achieved at least 6 months before the degree is conferred.

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                                                                          courses related to his/her research. For this reason, a
Financial Support                                                         minimum of 15 credit hours have been reserved for
The INES program offers financial support in the form of                  specialized (focus area) electives. The objective of these
assistantships and tuition grants as described below.                     specialized electives is to provide an opportunity for
                                                                          students, their advisors, and their doctoral committee to
                                                                          select a complementary set of specialized courses intended to
Assistantships                                                            focus the student’s area of interest and research.
Research and teaching assistantships are available from the
INES Program on a competitive basis to qualified                          Focus area courses will come from many fields and sub-
applicants/students.                                                      fields of various academic departments of UNC Charlotte.
                                                                          Many acceptable courses in each focus area are currently
Tuition Grants                                                            offered in various departments at the master’s level and
Tuition grants including partial and full out-of-state and in-            Ph.D. levels. Selected courses must be approved by each
state tuition support are available on a competitive basis for            student’s advisor and doctoral committee.
out-of-state and in-state students, respectively.
                                                                          Focus Area 1: Infrastructure and Environmental Systems
Graduate Course Requirements                                              Design (INESD): The engineering, analysis, and design of
All courses taken for credit in the INES Ph.D. program shall              infrastructure and environmental systems requires expertise
be graduate level courses (6000-level and 8000-level:                     in subject matter areas related to engineering principles,
graduate students only), and the majority shall be at the                 applications, and design methodologies. These areas
Ph.D. level (8000-level: Ph.D. students only). Core                       include plan formulation, dimensioning of systems that
courses, the case study course, and seminar courses (all                  could be structural and/or control systems, selection of
designated INES 8000-level courses) will be open only to                  material properties, and configuration of monitoring
Ph.D. students. All 6000-level courses available as                       methodologies and approaches. Also, some basic knowledge
specialized electives will be open only to graduate students              of the causes and effects of the physical sciences as well as
(Master’s and Ph.D.). No credit will be given in the INES                 functional requirements of the facilities concerned needs to
Program for graduate coursework completed at the                          be provided to the student. .
combined undergraduate–graduate level (5000-level at
UNC Charlotte).                                                           Focus Area 2: Infrastructure and Environmental Systems
                                                                          Science (INESS): Successful development and management
For students entering the INES Ph.D. Program who have                     of infrastructure require baseline scientific information on
completed a master’s degree, the minimum number of hours                  the nature of the ambient environment. This focus area is
specified below in each category will be adjusted based on                designed for the INES student who is interested in
the number of transfer credits awarded to the student for                 environmental systems and their response to the operation
his/her master’s work.                                                    of infrastructure. This focus area encourages the student to
                                                                          deepen his or her knowledge in the physical, chemical and
INES Core (courses + case studies + seminars = 15 credit                  biological processes that operate in the environment in
hours minimum)                                                            which we live.
INES Ph.D. students will participate in interdisciplinary
activities throughout their program of study. Students will               Focus Area 3: Infrastructure and Environmental Systems
begin with a set of interdisciplinary core courses that teach             Management (INESM): To be able to efficiently and
them about key aspects of infrastructure and environmental                effectively plan and manage infrastructure system or
systems present in all applications of INES. These common                 environmental system operations, the INES student
aspects are reflected in five (5) core offerings (3 core courses;         interested in this focus area needs to obtain, integrate, and
1 case study; and 1 continuous seminar). First, students will             utilize knowledge in operations efficiency, effective policy
complete 2 required core courses and 1 additional core                    development and deployment, legal issues and government
course selected from a menu of other course offerings.                    regulations, intelligent support systems for decision making,
Then, at midpoint, students will participate in an                        effective environmental and/or socio-economic impact
interdisciplinary case-study course, and, finally, throughout             control measures, efficient systems project management,
the program, students will participate in interdisciplinary               comprehensive evaluation of system performance, and smart
seminar courses.                                                          systems implementation and management that includes the
                                                                          consideration of facility, people, policy, technology,
Focus Area (specialized) elective courses (15 credit hours                economics, and procedures. The students who choose to
minimum)                                                                  focus in this area of INES will obtain the expertise in
It is recognized that doctoral degree study requires advanced             effective systems management and implementation in
knowledge of issues, the breadth of which depends on the                  infrastructure system and/or environmental system areas and
context and objectives of the academic program. Both the                  will work as senior managers and/or researchers in the above
infrastructure and the environment involve broad and                      areas.
multi-faceted issues. Beyond the core, a student needs to
support doctoral research with enrollment in particular                   Directed Studies (24 credit hours minimum)

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In recognition of varying backgrounds, preparation,                     and doctoral committee. The third examination is an oral
interests, and goals, each student may complete additional              examination and is administered by the student’s doctoral
credits through directed studies (courses, research, or                 committee and requires a presentation and defense by the
individual study), with the consent of his/her advisor and              student of his or her proposed research topic. Students who
doctoral committee. This category may include courses                   enter the Ph.D. Program directly from a baccalaureate
within a student’s focus area as well as courses outside the            program generally will sit for the two written examinations
focus area. Within the directed studies category, a student             before the end of their third post-baccalaureate year in the
may complete a maximum of 9 credits of independent study                program; students who enter from a master’s degree
toward the Ph.D. degree.                                                program must sit for both written parts before the end of
                                                                        their second year in the program. To sit for these
Dissertation Requirement (18 credit hours minimum)                      examinations, a student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and
The INES doctoral program includes a minimum of 18                      must have removed all conditions upon admission.
hours of dissertation credit. The number of research credits
taken each semester must be approved by the student’s                   A student may attempt to pass each part of the qualifying
advisor and doctoral committee. Each student must                       exam no more than twice. Failure of any of the three parts a
complete and defend a dissertation based on a research                  second time will result in termination of enrollment in the
program approved by the student’s doctoral committee.                   Ph.D. Program.
The dissertation must be of high quality and represent an
original piece of research that advances the body of                    Doctoral Committee
knowledge in infrastructure and environmental systems.                  Each student’s Doctoral Committee will contain five
Oral presentation and successful defense of the dissertation            members. One committee position will be filled by a UNC
before the student’s doctoral committee in a forum open to              Charlotte Graduate Faculty member appointed by the Dean
the public will be required. A copy of the student’s                    of the Graduate School. The remaining four members will
dissertation will be made available to the graduate faculty of          be recommended, before the completion of the student’s
the program at least two weeks prior to the public defense.             first year in the program, by the student’s Doctoral Research
The dissertation must be written in a format acceptable to              Advisor, with input from the Program Director.
the Graduate School.                                                    Recommended faculty members should have expertise in the
                                                                        student’s area of research interest. The Program Director
Student Advising                                                        will approve, with subsequent concurrence by the Dean of
Upon acceptance into the INES Ph.D. Program, a student                  the Graduate School, the four recommended faculty
will be assigned an interim advisor by the Program Director.            members to serve on the Committee. The doctoral program
Within the first year in the Program, each student will select          committee of each student will be chaired by the student’s
a permanent doctoral research advisor. This selection will              Doctoral Research Advisor.
be approved by the Program Director and Dean of the
Graduate School. At any time a student may request a                    At least three of the Doctoral Committee members must be
change in initial supervisor or research advisor. These                 INES Program Faculty members. No more than three
requests will be submitted to the Program Director for                  doctoral committee members can come from the same
consideration and action.                                               academic department, in order to reflect the
                                                                        interdisciplinary nature of the program. The inclusion of
Other Requirements                                                      one member from outside the University of North Carolina
Requirements for grades, transfer credits, residency, and               Charlotte is strongly encouraged, and this person must also
time limits for completion match those described generally              be a member of the UNC Charlotte Graduate Faculty.
for the university. Various forms must be submitted to the
Graduate School at various times by each INES student.                  Dissertation
Those forms include: Application for Transfer of Credit                 The INES doctoral program includes a minimum of 18
into a Graduate Degree Program; INES Plan of Study;                     hours of dissertation credit. Each student must complete
Appointment of Doctoral Committee; Application for                      and defend a dissertation based on a research program
Qualifying Examination; Qualifying Examination Report;                  approved by the student’s doctoral committee. The
Graduate School Petition for Topic Approval; Application                dissertation must be of high quality and represent an
for Candidacy; Application for Degree; and Dissertation                 original piece of research that advances the body of
Defense Report for Doctoral Candidates. Refer to the                    knowledge in infrastructure and environmental systems.
appropriate sections of this Catalog and to the Graduate                Oral presentation and successful defense of the dissertation
School website for details.                                             before the student’s doctoral committee in a forum open to
                                                                        the public will be required. A copy of the student’s
Comprehensive (Qualifying) Examination                                  dissertation will be made available to the graduate faculty of
Each student must complete a three-part qualifying                      the program at least two weeks prior to the public defense.
examination: two written parts and one oral part. The first             The dissertation must be written in a format acceptable to
written examination covers two INES core courses (INES                  the Graduate School and shall satisfy all requirements and
8101 and INES 8102). The second written examination                     deadlines specified by the Graduate School.
covers focus area courses selected by the student’s advisor

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Application for Degree                                                    environmental impact due to human activities and natural
Each student should make application for his/her degree by                disasters, and environmental sustainability including
completing the online Application for Degree through                      industrial ecology, waste minimization and recycling, will
Banner Self Service no later than the filing date specified in            also be examined. (Fall or Spring)
the University Academic Calendar.
                                                                          INES 8102. Infrastructure Systems. (3) Prerequisite:
Research Opportunities                                                    Admission into the INES PhD program. Overview of urban
INES faculty members reside in two primary departments                    infrastructural development. Sustainable design features for
(Civil & Environmental Engineering and Geography &                        facilities including municipal, transit, industrial,
Earth Sciences) and five supporting departments (Biology,                 agricultural, telecommunications, and waste management.
Chemistry, Economics, Systems Engineering & Engineering                   Impact of infrastructure development on environmental
Management, and the School of Architecture). INES                         management including storm water quality and quantity,
Faculty members in these departments currently conduct                    soil and channel erosion, urban air quality, sprawl, and
research in their specialized areas of interest as well as in             waste production, treatment, and storage. (Fall or Spring)
inter-disciplinary areas. Every INES Faculty member is
qualified to serve as the doctoral advisor for Ph.D. students.            INES 8110. Acquisition and Analysis of Scientific Data.
Ph.D.-level research is currently being conducted in the                  (3) Prerequisite: Admission into the INES PhD program.
areas of water resources engineering, water and waste water               The study of theories and techniques for acquiring and
analysis and treatment, bioremediation, drinking water and                analyzing scientific data and information related to the
pathogenic studies, water quality modeling, waste                         analysis, design and management of the infrastructure and
containment, contaminant transport, deep foundations,                     the environment. Includes pertinent aspects of data analysis
soil-structure interaction, in-situ soil assessment,                      such as statistical analysis, uncertainty, detection limits,
geosynthetics, composite materials, masonry structures,                   correlation methods, trend analysis, and data
bridge monitoring, extreme (blast) loading, progressive                   management/warehousing. Includes applications of GIS and
collapse, material corrosion and durability, structural                   non-destructive assessment technologies to data acquisition.
insulated panels, non-destructive testing, human factors in               (Fall or Spring)
transportation engineering, highway safety, traffic
operations, transportation planning, and intelligent                      INES 8113. Case Study. (3) Prerequisite: INES 8101 and
transportation systems, hydrology, hydrogeology,                          INES 8102. Students will work together on
Quaternary science, tectonic geomorphology, tropical                      interdisciplinary teams to study relevant environmental and
meteorology, atmospheric modeling, GIS, remote sensing,                   infrastructure problems presented through case studies. The
coastal processes, structural geology, tectonics,                         intent of the course is to directly involve the students in
geochemistry, petrology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy.                 ongoing urban community projects. (Fall or Spring)

                                                                          INES 8690. Seminar. (1) Prerequisite: Admission into the
                                                                          INES PhD program. Each student will be required to
COURSES IN INFRASTRUCTURE                                                 actively participate in program seminars delivered by
AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS                                                 student researchers, faculty and invited speakers. These
                                                                          seminars will be advertised to the campus and professional
                                                                          communities. Participation in these seminars will count for
                                                                          a total of 3 credits (1 credit for each semester). Prior to
• Permission of the instructor is required on all classes in the          graduation, each student will make at least one seminar
    INES Ph.D. program                                                    presentation and provide at least one formal critique of a
• Some of these courses may be offered during one of the                  presentation in this course. Can be repeated for credit. (Fall
    summer sessions as well as during one of the semesters.               and/or Spring)
    Check with summer course schedules for details.
                                                                          INES 8890. Doctoral Independent Study and Project. (1-
INES 8090. Topics in Infrastructure and Environmental                     9) Individual investigation and exposition of results. May
Systems. (3) Selected topics in civil and environmental                   be repeated for graduate credit.
engineering, earth sciences, engineering management,
biology, chemistry, economics, or public policy. Course may               INES 8999. Doctoral Dissertation Research. (1-9) Each
be repeated for graduate credit. (On demand)                              student will initiate and conduct an individual investigation
                                                                          culminating in the preparation and presentation of a
INES 8101. Environmental Systems. (3) Prerequisite:                       doctoral dissertation.
Admission into the INES PhD program. This course
examines the principles of energy and mass transport as                   INES 9999. Doctoral Degree Graduate Residency Credit.
applied to the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and the               (1) Meets Graduate School requirement for continuous
Earth’s biogeochemical systems and how these impact                       enrollment during final term prior to graduation when all
human activities and infrastructure. Emerging                             course work has been completed. . Pass/no credit grading.
environmental issues and technologies in the areas of                     Credit for this course does not count toward the degree.

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                                                                      MASTER OF SCIENCE
Mathematical Finance                                                  IN MATHEMATICAL FINANCE
•   M.S. in Mathematical Finance
                                                                      The Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program is
Program Office                                                        designed to prepare students to pursue careers in
349 Friday                                                            quantitative finance. Increasingly firms of all types, but
704-687-7689                                                          especially financial institutions, investment banks, and                                              commodities firms, rely upon highly sophisticated
                                                                      mathematical models to identify, measure, and manage risk.
Program Director                                                      The advent of these models has triggered the emergence of a
Dr. Steven P. Clark                                                   new discipline, Mathematical Finance. This new discipline,
Department of Finance                                                 sometimes also referred to as “financial engineering,”
                                                                      “computational finance,” or “quantitative finance,” requires
Graduate Faculty                                                      professionals with extensive skills in both finance and
Finance                                                               mathematics.
Lloyd Blenman, Professor
Richard Buttimer, Professor                                           The Mathematical Finance program at UNC Charlotte is a
I-Hsuan Ethan Chiang, Assistant Professor                             joint program of the Departments of Finance and
Steven P. Clark, Associate Professor                                  Economics in the Belk College of Business and the
Keener Hughen, Assistant Professor                                    Department of Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts
Tao-Hsien Dolly King, Associate Professor                             and Sciences. Students take courses from all three
Steven Ott, Professor                                                 departments in an integrated curriculum. Students may use
D. Anthony Plath, Associate Professor                                 electives to tailor the program to their specific interests.
Judson Russell, Assistant Professor
C. William Sealey, Professor                                          Additional Admission Requirements
Weidong Tian, Associate Professor                                     In addition to the general requirements for admission to the
                                                                      Graduate School, the following are required for admission
Mathematics and Statistics                                            to the Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program.
Robert Anderson, Associate Professor
Joel Avrin, Professor                                                 1) A baccalaureate degree in a related field with a GPA of
Jaya Bishwal, Assistant Professor                                        at least 2.75 out of 4.0 with an average of 3.0 in the
Wei Cai, Professor                                                       junior and senior years.
Zongwu Cai, Professor                                                 2) Acceptable scores on each portion of the GRE or
Pavel Grigoriev, Assistant Professor                                     GMAT.
Michael Klibanov, Professor                                           3) For applicants from non-English speaking countries, a
Joseph Quinn, Professor                                                  language requirement score of 557 on the TOEFL or
Isaac Sonin, Professor                                                   220 on the new computer-based TOEFL or 78% on
Volker Wihstutz, Professor                                               the MELAB. Non-native speakers of English, may, at
Mingxin Xu, Assistant Professor                                          the discretion of either the Graduate School or the
Zhi Yi Zhang, Associate Professor                                        Program Committee for the MS in Mathematical
You-Lan Zhu, Professor                                                   Finance, be required to enroll in English as a Second
                                                                         Language (ESL) courses at the English Language
Economics                                                                Training Institute.
Ted Amato, Professor                                                  4) Specific course work equivalent to the following:
Craig Depken, Associate Professor                                        introductory course in the Theory of Finance; a
John Gandar, Professor                                                   standard three semester sequence in Calculus; Linear
Hwan-Chyang Lin, Associate Professor                                     algebra; working knowledge of a suitable programming
Rob Roy McGregor, Associate Professor                                    language; at least one upper-level course in Probability
Stanislav Radchenko, Assistant Professor                                 and Statistics. Students lacking this coursework may be
Benjamin Russo, Associate Professor                                      admitted subject to the condition that they
Dmitry Shapiro, Assistant Professor                                      satisfactorily complete such coursework during the first
Jennifer Troyer, Associate Professor                                     two semesters that they are enrolled in the program and
Arthur Zillante, Assistant Professor                                     prior to their taking any program courses where
Rick Zuber, Professor                                                    prerequisites are missing.

                                                                      Prerequisite Requirements
                                                                      Students may enter this program from a variety of
                                                                      undergraduate backgrounds, including finance,
                                                                      mathematics, economics, computer science, actuarial

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science, statistics, information systems and engineering. As a                 MATH 6204 Numerical Methods for Financial
result, many students admitted will not have the required                        Derivatives
background to immediately begin taking advanced courses
from each of three areas of study. In such cases, the student           Approved Mathematical Finance Electives:
may be required to take prerequisite courses prior to                      ECON 6090 Topics in Economics
enrolling in advanced courses in specific fields. These                    ECON 6100 Mathematical Economics
prerequisites would be in addition to the advanced 30                      ECON 6112 Graduate Econometrics
semester hours required for the degree. In general students                ECON 6201 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
must have the following background in each field before                    ECON 6202 Advanced Microeconomic Theory
taking advanced courses in that field:                                     ECON 6235 Monetary Theory and Financial Theory
                                                                           ECON 6800 Directed Study Economics
1) Finance: Have earned an acceptable grade in an                          FINN 6058 Special Topics in Financial Services
   introductory course in finance from an AACSB-                           MATH 5128 Applied Probability I.
   accredited business school at either the undergraduate                  MATH 5129 Applied Probability II
   or MBA level.                                                           MATH 5143 Analysis I
2) Economics: Have earned an acceptable grade in                           MATH 5171 Numerical Solution of Ordinary
   microeconomics and macroeconomics courses at either                        Differential Equations
   the undergraduate or MBA level.                                         MATH 6205 Financial Computing
3) Mathematics: Have earned acceptable grades in the
   equivalent of a three course sequence in calculus                    Admission to Candidacy Requirements
   (differential and integral calculus), a course in linear             An Admission to Candidacy form listing graduate-level
   algebra, and an upper-level course in probability and                courses that apply to the degree must be submitted to the
   statistics.                                                          Mathematical Finance Program Director four weeks prior to
4) Programming: Students should be familiar with at least               the semester in which the student plans to complete the
   one programming language, most preferably C or C++.                  course work for the degree.
Again, students may be admitted to the program without                  Assistantships
meeting all of these requirements. The Program Director, in             A number of assistantships are available each year. In order
conjunction with the Departmental Graduate Coordinators,                to be competitive, applications should be submitted by
will evaluate each incoming student's academic background               March 15. Additional information is available from the
to determine in which prerequisite courses the student will             Program Director.
be required to enroll. A student that meets the prerequisites
in a field may begin taking advanced courses in that field
while still taking prerequisite courses in another field. A             Advising
student must, however, be making satisfactory progress                  Advising is done by the Program Director, in conjunction
toward fulfilling their prerequisites in all fields to remain           with the Area Coordinators of each of the participating
enrolled in the program.                                                Departments.

Degree Requirements                                                     Transfer Credit
                                                                        No more than 6 credit hours and only courses with a grade
Total hours required:                                                   of A or B at an accredited institution. Requires the
A minimum of thirty hours of course work beyond the                     recommendation of the Program Director and approval of
bachelor's degree is required to earn the degree. The student           the Graduate School.
must complete the required 24 hours from the program core
and 6 hours of approved electives.                                      Comprehensive Examination
                                                                        Student will be required to pass a comprehensive
The Program Core:                                                       examination. An examining committee will be appointed by
   ECON/FINN 6203 Financial Economic Theory                             the program director and will be constituted from the
   MATH 6201 Statistical Techniques in Finance or                       program’s faculty. The exam may be, at the committee’s
      ECON 6218 Advanced Business & Economic                            discretion, either written or oral.
   FINN/ECON 6219 Financial Econometrics                                Application for Degree
   FINN 6210 Derivatives I: Financial Elements of                       Each student should make application for his/her degree by
      Derivatives                                                       completing the online Application for Degree through
   FINN 6211 Risk Management & Fixed Income                             Banner Self Service no later than the filing date specified in
      Derivatives                                                       the University Academic Calendar.
   MATH 6202 Derivatives II: Partial Differential
      Equations for Finance
   MATH 6203 Stochastic Calculus for Finance

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Economics Courses
See descriptions of ECON courses under Economics in the
Belk College of Business section of this Catalog.

Finance Courses
See descriptions of FINN courses under General Graduate
Courses at the end of the Belk College of Business section of
this Catalog.

Mathematics Courses
See descriptions of MATH courses under Mathematics in
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of this

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