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SOIL SCIENCE Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.S. PH.D.
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Specific Courses
Yes
Several basic science and soil science core courses must be completed before taking the final examination and before completing the degree. Candidates must present at least one soil science seminar for a letter grade during their program of study and must also enroll for a soil science seminar every fall and spring semester. Contact the department for a list of required courses.
Specific Courses
Yes
Several basic science and soil science core courses must be completed before taking the final examination and before completing the degree. Candidates must present two soil science seminars for a letter grade and must enroll for a soil science seminar every fall and spring semester. Contact the department for a list of required courses.
Specific Credits
Yes
18 credits in soil science, 7 of which must be taken in the department as a graduate student.
Specific Credits
Yes
18 credits in soil science, 8 of which must be taken in the department as a graduate student.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / No
A comprehensive examination (either oral or oral/written) is required.
Examination / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Candidates who obtained a master's degree elsewhere should take the preliminary examination within four semesters of beginning doctoral work in the department.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Candidates should complete their degree requirements, including the final examination, within two to three years of matriculation. Candidates must also present a formal thesis based on original research.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
At least 12 months before the final examination, each candidate should prepare and have approved a prospectus of the proposed dissertation research. Candidates are expected to acquire some teaching experience by assisting for one semester in one of the courses taught in the department or by participating in appropriate extension activities. Contact the department for more information.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
Yes
10 credits of graduate courses outside of soil science
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