Typical Course of Study

Doctoral Students
  

 

Spring

Fall

Summer

Year 1

1 course (3)

1 Journal Club (1)

1 course (3)

1 Journal Club (1)

1 Credit Independent Study

Year 2

1 course (3)

1 Journal Club (1)

1 course (3)

1 Journal Club (1)

1 Credit Independent Study

Comp. Exam

Year 3

1 course (3)

1 Journal Club (1)

1 Journal Club (1)

Seminar (1)

1 Credit Independent Study

Dissertation Outline

Year 4

1 Journal Club (1)

Seminar (1)

Thesis Research (9)

1 Journal Club (1)

Seminar (1)

Thesis Research (9)

1 Credit Independent Study

Year 5

1 Journal Club (1)

Seminar (1)

1 Journal Club (1)

Seminar (1)

1 Credit Independent Study

Dissertation Defense

 
  • Students work full time on their research projects under the guidance of their Major Professor regardless of the number of credits they are registered for.
  • Students in good standing can obtain an Enrollment Status Override each semester which maintains full time status even when the number of credits taken is below 9 in a given semester.  Note: The university “Service Fee” increases with 5-8 credits, and again with more than 9 credits.  University residency requirement is 2 consecutive semesters enrolled in 9 or more credits (Fall/Spring semesers only). If taking a 4 credit course, registering for journal club is not required (but participation is).
  • Students that receive TA or RA positions have tuition waived (but not fees).
  • Students are required to attend Departmental Seminars (ANIMLSCI 792) even when not registered.

Masters Students
  

 

Spring

Fall

Summer

Year 1

1 course (3)

Journal Club (1)

1 course (3)

Journal Club (1)

3 Credit Independent Study

Year 2

1 course (3)

Journal Club (1)

Seminar (1)

Master’s Thesis (5)

Thesis Outline Approved

1 course (3)

Journal Club (1)

Seminar (1)

Master’s Thesis (5)

3 Credit Indepedent Study

Thesis Defense

 
  • Students work full time on their research projects under the guidance of their Major Professor regardless of the number of credits they are registered for.
  • Students in good standing can obtain an Enrollment Status Override each semester which maintains full time status even when the number of credits taken is below 9 in a given semester.  Note: The University “Service Fee” increases with 5-8 credits, and again with more than 9 credits.  University residency requirement is 2 consecutive semesters enrolled in 9 or more credits (Fall/Spring semesters only). If taking a 4 credit course, registering for journal club is not required (but participation is).
  • Students that receive TA or RA positions have tuition waived (but not fees).
  • Students are required to attend Departmental Seminars (ANIMLSCI 792) even when not registered.