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Graduate Admissions


Master of Science (M.S.) Degree

  • Applications and Transcripts are to be submitted to The Graduate School.  The department accepts applications at any time and has no specific deadlines.
  • Note:  The online application is cheaper and faster.

 

The Reminder List:

  • Completed Application Forms
  • Official Transcripts
  • GREs or TOEFL (if appropriate)
  • Personal Letter
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Financial Statement (if appropriate)
  • Resume
  • Other Information as Requested by Prospective Major Advisor(Contact appropriate faculty member in NRE to discuss graduate study interests)

Specific graduate admission requirements are listed in the University’s Graduate Catalog available, along with application materials, from The Graduate School.

 

For more departmental information
contact the Graduate Coordinator at:


Dept. of Natural Resources
and the Environment
University of Connecticut U-4087
Storrs, CT 06269-4087
phone: (860) 486-2840
    For applications materials contact:

The Graduate School
University of Connecticut
438 Whitney Road Extension, U-6
Storrs, CT 06269-1006
phone: (860) 486-3617

 


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree


Programs of study vary according to the student’s previous experience and professional goals, with a committee of three to five members of the graduate faculty along with the major advisor assisting in supervising and examining the Ph.D. student. Full-time students would be expected to complete their degree work in three to five years and part-time students in five to seven years following the M.S. degree.

The Ph.D. degree requires at least 20 credits of course work, exclusive of the related or supporting area, beyond the masters degree. All Ph.D. candidates will be required to take NRE 6000 - Research Methods in Natural Resources and additional course work will be approved by the candidate’s graduate committee as part of the program of study. Ordinarily, students enrolled in this program will have completed the masters degree.

Students are required to have at least six credits of advanced work in a related or supporting area or have a competent reading knowledge of at least one foreign language appropriate to the general area of study. Courses for the related or supporting area must be advanced work outside the major field of study and ordinarily outside the Department. The courses must be approved by the advisory committee as part of the plan of study.

The student must prepare a plan of study that is approved by the advisory committee. The student may not take the general examination before the plan of study has been fully approved. There will be both a written and oral examination. No fewer than five faculty members, including all members of the student’s advisory committee, shall participate in the examination.

Upon passing the general examination, completing courses on the Plan of Study (including any related or supporting area requirements), and acceptance of the Dissertation Proposal, the student becomes a candidate for the Ph.D. degree.

A dissertation representing a significant contribution to ongoing research in the candidate’s field is required. Final approval of the dissertation following the final examination shall be by all members of the advisory committee.

The final examination shall be oral and under the jurisdiction of the advisory committee. It shall deal mainly with the subject matter of the dissertation. Invitation to participate in the examination will be issued by the advisory committee, although members of the faculty may attend.

 

For more departmental information
contact the Graduate Coordinator at:


Dept. of Natural Resources
and the Environment
University of Connecticut U-4087
Storrs, CT 06269-4087
phone: (860) 486-2840
    For applications materials contact:

The Graduate School
University of Connecticut
438 Whitney Road Extension, U-6
Storrs, CT 06269-1006
phone: (860) 486-3617

 

General information about the NRE graduate degrees: Master of Science (M.S.) degree and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree  

 

 

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840