Expected duration: 4 years
Tuition and fees: Two years tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)
All PhD students are required to complete a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 21 credit hours of coursework at the 700/7000-level or above, beyond the master’s degree (or its equivalent). A minimum of 6 credit hours of courses must be completed within the Natural Resources Institute and must include NRI 7310 PhD Thesis Research Seminar (3).
Individual programs of study will vary from student to student depending on each student’s research interest and the recommendations of each student’s advisor and PhD advisory committee.
PhD candidates must demonstrate an ability for independent investigation, original research or creative scholarship. This is expected to be presented in a thesis with a degree of literary skill and by an oral examination wherein the candidate exhibits mastery of their field.