Crop Science, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Required Courses
PLNT 5020Graduate Seminar 11
PLNT 5020Graduate Seminar 11
SOIL 5131Professional Development Colloquium in Plant and Soil Sciences1
SOIL 5120Teaching Practicum in Plant and Soil Sciences1
Additional Coursework Hours23
Hours Subtotal27
Additional Coursework
Required Minimum Thesis Credit Hours15
Additional Minimum Coursework or Thesis Credit Hours18
Hours Subtotal33
Total Hours60

Crop Science Requirements

  • No more than 15 credit hours of 3000- or 4000-level courses can be approved for graduate credit.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of PLNT 5110 and PLNT 6010 can be approved for graduate credit.
  • 18 additional credit hours as coursework, dissertation hours (PLNT 6000) or research hours (PLNT 5230 - maximum of 8 credit hours total) can be granted toward graduation.
  • All students must indicate on their plans of study whether or not their research will involve human subjects. If human subjects are to be used, approval must be received from the Institutional Research Board (IRB) prior to the beginning of the research.

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2020-2021 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.