Natural Resource Ecology and Management, 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
Select a minimum of 45 hours of approved 5000- or 6000-level or other courses approved for graduate credit courses and one hour of NREM 5020. 145
Hours Subtotal45
Dissertation
NREM 6000Doctoral Dissertation (Maximum of 45 hours.)15
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours60

Total Hours: 90 Hours (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree)

Required Courses
Select a minimum of 66 hours of approved 5000- or 6000-level or other courses approved for graduate credit and one hour of NREM 5020. 266
Hours Subtotal66
Dissertation
NREM 6000Doctoral Dissertation (Maximum of 48 hours.)24
Hours Subtotal24
Total Hours90

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