Admission and course requirements for the Ph.D. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science as well as Committee, research, thesis and examination information.

The objectives of the PhD degree are:

  1. to attain the highest level of scholarship and independent research in one of the three subject matter areas within the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management,
  2. to conduct original research in a scholarly manner which represents a significant contribution to knowledge within the scope of the Department's programs, and
  3. to develop a proficiency in a basic scientific discipline in relation to one of the Department's subject matter areas.

The PhD candidate must develop and demonstrate the ability to conceive and conduct independent research. The degree is designed to produce a scientist proficient in scientific principles and capable of academic teaching and/or scholarly research.

Following admission to residency, even if course work and thesis research have been initiated, full acceptance in the PhD program requires passing the Qualifying Examination early in the residency period. The student must be registered during the semester that the Qualifying Exam is administered.

Admission Requirements
Course and Credit Requirements
Student's Committee
International Understanding & Communications Requirements
Thesis Research
Qualifying Examination
Comprehensive Examination
Final Oral Exam
Graduate School Requirements
Graduate Programs Handbook

Note: this is only available to current graduate students