Place-bound Ph.D. in Natural Resources
Admission to the doctoral program is based on the compatibility of the student’s research interests with those of the major professor, the availability of research support, and the student’s academic record and potential.
- Join high-profile faculty to conduct research from a wide range of disciplines
- 78 credits required for this degree, where up to 30 credits can be transferred in
- Ready access to thousands of acres of working forests, rangelands and waterways
The time to complete the Ph.D. is the same as any person on campus. i.e. it will greatly depend on the research progress that you have with your committee. Most doctorates take between 3 and 5 years and the place-bound options is not different. The first step is that you will need to find one of our faculty that is willing to take on a place-bound doctorate student. Not all are, as it’s challenging working with people on robust research projects when they are far away.
The University has a lot of online courses at the upper-division and graduate level. These can be found via these websites:
Applicants are expected to have the prerequisites as specified for the M.S. degree. The student develops a graduate program of at least 78 semester hours in consultation with his or her major professor and supervisory committee. The student is expected to actively participate in one or more seminar presentations while pursuing his or her degree. Teaching experience is required and is obtained through participation in the program’s course offerings. Qualifying examinations are required for those students entering the Ph.D. program without a master’s degree. Preliminary examinations are required prior to admission to final candidacy for the degree. All candidates prepare a formal dissertation reflecting original thought and independent investigation and defend it during an oral presentation as a final step toward their degree. Publication in the peer-reviewed, scientific literature is expected. Contact the program office for specific program requirements and procedures.