Graduate Degree - Plant Biology - Doctor of Philosophy

Program:
Plant Biology - Doctor of Philosophy
Program Code:
PLANTB_PHD Plant Biology
Program Level:
GRAD
Award Type:
Plant Biology
College:
College of Natural Science
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Plant Biology CNS
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.


College of Natural Science

Department of Plant Biology

Graduate Study
Plant Biology - Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Natural Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

Regular admission may be granted to those students who have a master’s degree or its equivalent, a 3.00 grade–point average, and appropriate training in the biological sciences.  Outstanding students without a master’s degree may be accepted.

Provisional admission may be granted to those students who do not meet the requirements for regular admission.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Plant Biology

All doctoral students in plant biology must meet the requirements specified below:

1. Complete the following courses:
a. The following course:
PLB 801 Foundations in Plant Biology 3
b. Completion of the Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop series offered by The Graduate School.
c. One of the following courses:
CMB 800 Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar 1
ENT 812 Graduate Seminar 1
FW 893 Seminar in Fisheries and Wildlife 1
GEN 800 Genetics Seminar 1
GEO 874 Seminar in Geographic Information Science 3
HRT 892 Plant Breeding and Genetics Seminar 1
IBIO 891 Current Topics in Ecology and Evolution 1
IBIO 895 Seminar 1
PLP 894 Seminar in Plant Pathology 1
2. Pass a preliminary examination.
3. Acquire teaching experience by assisting in two courses.
4. Pass a final oral examination in defense of the dissertation.

 Additional requirements, such as reading knowledge of one or two foreign languages, may be specified.