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Specific Requirements for Doctor of Philosophy in Crop Science

Credit hour requirements: A student must take a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond a MS degree or 90 credit hours beyond a B.S. degree of qualifying coursework, including thesis hours, as approved by the student’s graduate committee as indicated below.

Specific Requirements for Doctor of Philosophy in Crop Science

Credit hour requirements: A student must take a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond a MS degree or 90 credit hours beyond a B.S. degree of qualifying coursework, including thesis hours, as approved by the student’s graduate committee as indicated below.

  1. A total of 60 credit hours beyond the MS degree
    1. 15 thesis credit hours (PLNT 6000)
    2. 27 credit hours of coursework including the following classes and qualification:
      1. 2 credit hours of Seminar (Plant 5020) taken two separate times during the student’s studies. The first seminar will consist of a topic agreed upon by the student and professor in charge of SOIL 5020 and should be relevant to a current controversy, significant research discovery, or other important issue related to Oklahoma or world agriculture. The second seminar will consist of a presentation of the student’s research.
      2. 1 credit hour of Professional Development (SOIL 5131 Professional Development Colloquium in Plant and Soil Sciences)
      3. 1 credit hour or more of teaching experience (SOIL 5120 Teaching Practicum in Plant and Soil Sciences)
      4. 15 (minimum) credit hours of courses in PLNT or SOIL qualifying for graduate credit (those with (*) in OSU course catalog).
      5. 6 credit hours of statistics for the combined MS and PhD programs
      6. 9 credit hours in the student’s area of specialization
      7. No more than fifteen (15) credit hours of 3000* or 4000* level courses can be approved for graduate credit
      8. No more than 6 credit hours of Problems and Special Studies (PLNT 5110) and Advanced Topics and Conference (PLNT 6010) can be approved for graduate credit
    3. 18 additional credit hours as coursework, thesis hours (PLNT 6000) or research hours (PLNT 5230- maximum of 8 credit hours total) can be granted towards graduation.

 

All students must indicate on their plans of study whether or not their research will involve human subjects.  If human subjects are to be used, approval must be received from the Institutional Research Board (IRB) prior to the beginning of the research.