Systems Ecology - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Systems Ecology

W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation Graduate Programs

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • Basic requirements are a minimum of 60 semester credits beyond a bachelor's degree.

  • As many as 20 credits may be research (BIOS 597).

  • The other 40 credits may include coursework, graduate seminars, or independent research.

  • Up to 30 credits can be from a master's degree as approved by the student's committee and accepted by the Graduate School.

  • PhD students must also successfully complete comprehensive exams (written and oral) and a successful defense of a dissertation of original research. PhD Students must complete their program-of-study within seven years.

  • Systems Ecology PhD students must complete the PhD-level core program as an integral part of their program-of-study, as well as additional courses that support their research program and career goals.