Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy is a campus degree program and a specialized, research-oriented degree. Coursework gives the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge in the field of study and methods of research. The program requires a minimum of 64 semester hours, beyond the master’s degree, including dissertation research and 18 hours of research methods. Without the master’s degree, one must complete a minimum of 96 semester hours. The program prepares individuals for university faculty positions, public and corporate leadership roles in education, natural resource management, extension education, international development, and many other professional careers in agriculture and life sciences. Students pursuing the PhD may choose to complete a maximum of 12 hours of coursework in supporting areas closely aligned to their research interests and professional goals.

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OGAPS Steps to Fulfill Doctoral Degree Requirements

Steps to Fulfill Preliminary Examination

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Planning Your Steps to Graduation

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