Current Graduate Student Information

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Meet Your Fellow Students

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees


Degree Requirements


  • First half of your program

    • Memorandum of Courses
    • Research Responsibility
      • Online students take 1 hr MS project
  • Second half of your program

  • In your final semester

    • Application for Graduation
    • Final Exam Report (scheduling)
    • Schedule a day & room for your defense with Lisa Hilfiker using Department Defense Form
    • Thesis or project (preliminary)
    • Written Comprehensive Exam and removal of incomplete grades (non-894 or non-899)
    • Final Oral Exam
    • Final Materials, Thesis or project (final) and removal of incomplete 894 and 899 grades
    • Commencement Ceremony

Exact Due Dates

Doctoral Degrees

Degree Requirements


  • First half of your program

    • Supervisory Committee
    • Within the same term: Program of studies and research responsibility (preliminary)
  • Mid-Program

    • Application for candidacy
    • Academic Residency
  • In your final year

    • Application for Graduation; Hooding Participation
    • Dissertation (preliminary); Application for Final Oral Exam, Research Responsibility (final); Removal of incomplete grades (non-999)
    • Schedule a day & room for your defense with Lisa Hilfiker using Department Defense Form
    • Final Oral Examination (Defense)
    • Dissertation (final); PDF Upload; and Depositing and removal of Incomplete 999 Grades
    • Commencement and Hooding

Exact Due Dates

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Funding Information

While there is not an application deadline, the later applications arrive the more likely it is that financial aid, including lucrative fellowships and research assistantships, will have been committed.


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Teaching at CASNR

TA Teaching Programs, Tools, and Resources

All on-campus graduate students in the Department are encouraged to incorporate meaningful teaching experiences in their programs. Examples include: teaching or assisting in lab or lecture; organizing seminars; giving presentations; and contributing to extension and other educational outreach efforts. The student's teaching experience should be noted on their Annual Progress Report. The student's advisor should assist in contacting teaching faculty to arrange for appropriate teaching or extension opportunities.

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Graduate Student Handbooks and Policies

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Graduate Student Handbook

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Graduate Studies Catalog and Policies

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Graduate Student Services

Lisa Hilfiker

Lisa Hilfiker

Graduate Program Coordinator
202 Keim Hall
Questions? Contact Lisa