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Student Spotlight

Timeline for Students Entering the Program

With a Master's Degree

Timeline
(from start date)
Forms Coursework Exams
Within 1 Year Full-time students:
  1. Preliminary Course Approval Form to Program Coordinator
    (does not require committee signatures)
  2. Guidance Committee Form to Program Coordinator
Required Core Courses:
  • Natural Sciences: 3-4 cr.
  • Ethics, Policy & Law: 3-4cr.
  • Methods: 3-4 cr.
  • NRES 997: 1cr.
  • Seminar: interactive; ≥ 1cr.
  • Core courses must be taken after enrolling in program.
  • Must be 800 level or above.
Additional Coursework:
As determined by guidance committee.

All coursework must be completed prior to advancing to candidacy.
 
Within 2 Years Part-time students:
  1. Preliminary Course Approval Form to Program Coordinator
    (does not require committee signatures)
  2. Guidance Committee Form to Program Coordinator
Within 3 Years
  1. Finalized Course Approval Form with guidance committee signatures to Program Coordinator
  2. Candidacy Form to Program Coordinator
  • Comprehensive Exam completed.
    Advisor to notify Program Coordinator of date in writing.
  • Proposal Exam completed.
    Advisor to notify Program Coordinator of date in writing.
Order in which student takes the Proposal Exam and the Comprehensive Exam may be switched at discretion of advisor.
Within 4 Years
By the end of year 4: Advance to Candidacy
Within 7 Years Student files Intent to Graduate Form with Graduate School (check deadline) and copy to NRESS   Complete and Defend Dissertation
Advisor to notify Program Coordinator when student passes.