Graduate Student Resources


Danielle Lopez

Graduate Program Coordinator

Krisayla (Kris) Rasmussen

Office Associate for Distance Program

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 Danielle 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 Danielle 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

Graduate Student Handbook

Department Graduate Student Handbook


Ethann Barnes teaching crops class

TA 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.

2019 Graduate Student Awards

Our graduate students earn numerous awards, fellowships and honors.

2019 Graduate Student Award Winners

Graduate Student Directory

Graduate Student Directory

Leonardo Bastos accepts the Outstanding Graduate Student Organization Award on behalf of AHGSA from CASNR Dean Tiffany Heng-Moss.