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Steps to Complete the Degree

1. Your letter of acceptance should have mentioned deficiency coursework you need to complete, if any. You should get those courses out of the way as soon as possible, as they may be prerequisites for higher level coursework. If you are not sure what courses would fill a deficiency, contact me. Please also contact me if you feel courses taken at another university may fill the deficiency; the EnvS program must approve any deficiency courses taken outside UI. Remember: Credits received for deficiency courses do not count towards graduate degree requirements. 

2. Take some courses. Make a note of topics that interest you, as one of these could be the focus of your final project for the degree. Remember that you can take no more than 9 credits at the 400-level. The remaining 21 credits must be at the 500-level.

3. Develop your Study Plan. I will work with you to enter the plan into Vandal Web for approval by EnvS and the College of Graduate Studies.

4. You will enroll in EnvS 599, Non-thesis Research, as the final step for the degree. I will help you select a topic and a faculty member to act as your major professor. Fill out the Appointment of Major Professor Form located at http://www.uidaho.edu/cogs/forms.  Just fill out the top portion related to the Major Professor. Send the form to me via email (if you have a scanner), fax to 208-885-4674, or snail mail and I will get the department and College of Graduate Studies signatures.

5. The semester before you wish to graduate, submit your Application for Degree. This is located in Vandal Web under the Student Information/Registration menu.

6. Finally, submit the Non-thesis Requirement Report Form (I know, another form!) located at http://www.uidaho.edu/cogs/forms. This form is due in the College of Graduate Studies Office by the last day of the semester in which the student wishes to graduate.