Oct 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Environmental Sciences, Integrated Research, Ph.D.


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Environmental Sciences Program Information 

Advances in the field of Environmental Sciences are often dependent on collaboration and interdisciplinary research to answer difficult questions in the environmental arena. Integrating expertise from other fields such as engineering, education, mathematics, sociology and political science, computer sciences, nursing, economics, history, philosophy and ethics, among others, can provide a powerful platform for addressing problems in the environmental sciences in a more effective manner. 

Degree Requirements


The general requirements for the Ph.D. degree in Environmental Sciences are:

  • Concentration Core Coursework: 13 hours
  • Research and Dissertation Requirement: 18 hours
  • Advisor Guided Concentration Coursework: 30 hours
  • Total Degree Requirement: 61 hours
     
  • A minimum of 61 semester credits of course work and doctoral research and dissertation as follows:
    • A minimum of 43 semester credits of course work beyond the bachelor’s degree: 
      • This must include 13 semester credits of core coursework
      • This must include 30 hours of concentration coursework
      • Must include at least 12 semester credits at the 7000 level
    • A minimum of 18 semester credits of research and dissertation, resulting in the satisfactory completion of a doctoral dissertation.
  • Residence of four (4) semesters beyond the bachelor’s level, with at least two (2) semesters in continuous residence.
  • Completion of all requirements for the degree, including the dissertation within a period of eight (8) consecutive years.
  • Maintenance of a general grade point average of 3.0.
  • Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination.
  • Satisfactory presentation and defense of a doctoral dissertation.

In addition, a student must adhere to all policies and procedures governing graduate study at the University, as contained in the Graduate Catalog and administered by the Director of Graduate Studies.

Research and Dissertation Requirement (18 hours)


Advisor Guided Concentration Coursework (30 hours)


The advisor and/or committee may define 30 hours from any EVSA, EVSB, EVSC, EVSI, EVSS, EVS, BIOL, or CHEM 6000-7000 level courses.

Course Substitutions


Course Substitutions are allowed upon approval of the graduate advisory committee, department chair/director, and dean of the college.

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