To receive a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses, from one or more disciplines, ranging from at least 60-109 units of graduate-level courses. Most plans require research, a dissertation, and comprehensive exams. All plans have residency requirements regarding time spent on the Flagstaff campus engaged in full-time study.
The full policy can be viewed here.
In addition to University Requirements:
|Minimum Units for Completion||63|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Required|
|Dissertation||Dissertation is required.
|Comprehensive Exam||Comprehensive Exam is required.
|Oral Defense||Oral Defense is required.
|Research||Individualized research is required.
|Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching||Required|
The Doctorate in Forestry prepares students as academic professionals, scientists and policy specialists for government and non-governmental agencies and organizations by providing extensive study in the area of Forestry and the development of original scientific research through the completion of the dissertation.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students work closely with their advisor and to create a course of study wherein they achieve the following competencies:
Individual program admission requirements include:
Take the following 63 units:
Please note that you can only count 15 units of dissertation credit toward your degree; however, you may end up taking additional units since you must enroll each term while you're working on your dissertation.
In choosing courses, please be aware that:
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.