Crop Science, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. 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, thesis 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.

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval