Plant Biology, 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
PBIO 5110Special Topics in Plant Biology (Professional Development)1
PBIO 5850 (offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 6 credit hours)2
PBIO 6000Doctoral Research15
Hours Subtotal
Electives
Select 42 graduate credit hours at the 5000 level or higher from the following: BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CS, ENVR, GENE, GEOG, GEOL, MATH, MICR, PBIO, PHYS, PLNT, NREM, STAT42
Comprehensive Exams Required
Hours Subtotal60
Total Hours60

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

Required Courses
PBIO 5110Special Topics in Plant Biology (Professional Development)1
PBIO 5850 (offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 6 credit hours)2
PBIO 6000Doctoral Research15
Hours Subtotal
Electives
Select 72 graduate credit hours at the 5000 level or higher from the following: BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CS, ENVR, GENE, GEOG, GEOL, MATH, MICR, PBIO, PHYS, PLNT, NREM, STAT72
Comprehensive Exams Required
Hours Subtotal90
Total Hours90

Additional Plant Science, PhD, Requirements

  • Minimum grade of "B" in all courses

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