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Ph.D. in Crop and Soil Sciences

Students pursuing master's and doctoral degrees in crop and soil sciences have the option of selecting the following areas of emphasis for their degrees:

Each student will submit to the graduate coordinator, through his/her major professor, a program of study (list of proposed courses) by the end of the first semester of residence. The program of study must then be submitted to the Graduate School. A thesis proposal approved by the advisory committee must be submitted to the graduate coordinator by the end of the second semester. These items become a permanent part of the student's departmental file and record. The thesis proposal ensures that a student starts early on a research project suitable for a thesis.

Program of Study

  • Minimum of 30 hours of graduate coursework
  • Includes 3 hours of CRSS 9300 (dissertation writing)
  • Includes 16 hours of 8000- and 9000-level courses
  • Includes 1 hour of CRSS 8100 (graduate seminar)
  • Includes at least one graduate statistics course
  • Includes a course to gain teaching experience

Advisory Committee: 

  • Includes major professor and at least four other members
  • One member must be from another department
  • May have two co-major professors, in which case one has to be from the Crop and Soil Sciences department
  • In the case of two co-major professors, the committee must have a minimum of six members because two co-major professors count as only one member.
  • May include non-UGA member with terminal degree
  • Majority of committee must have UGA graduate faculty status