Dec 07, 2022  
Graduate Record 2022-2023 
    
Graduate Record 2022-2023

Environmental Sciences


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Clark Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400123
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4123
(434) 924-7761 Fax: (434) 982-2137
www.evsc.virginia.edu


Degree Requirements


Master of Arts


Students are expected to complete a minimum of 30 credits of graded coursework, including one three- or four-credit, 5000- or 7000-level, non-seminar course each in atmospheric sciences (EVAT), ecology (EVEC), geosciences (EVGE) and hydrology (EVHY), as well as one course related to environmental skills. Students must take at least one 3- or 4-credit non-seminar tools course. Students are expected to enroll in the Department Seminar (EVSC 7092) at least once, and this course will be counted only once toward the graded credit requirement.  Students may enroll in up to two courses outside of EVSC with approval from their advisor.

Students are expected to write and publicly defend a thesis.

Master of Science


Of the 30 credits required for the degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 24 credits of graded coursework, including one three- or four-credit, 5000- or 7000-level, non-seminar course each in atmospheric sciences (EVAT), ecology (EVEC), geosciences (EVGE) and hydrology (EVHY). Students are expected to enroll in the Department Seminar (EVSC 7092) at least once, and this course will be counted only once toward the graded credit requirement.

Students are expected to write and publicly defend a thesis proposal and a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy


Of the 72 credits required for the degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 24 credit of graded coursework, including one three- or four-credit, 5000- or 7000-level, non-seminar course each in atmospheric sciences (EVAT), ecology (EVEC), geosciences (EVGE) and hydrology (EVHY), as well as one additional three- or four-credit 5000- or 7000-level non-seminar course. Students are expected to enroll in the Department Seminar (EVSC 7092) at least once, and this course will be counted only once toward the graded credit requirement.

Upon conclusion of course work, each student is expected to pass comprehensive written and oral examinations and to write and defend a dissertation proposal. 

Students are expected to complete all requirements stated above by the conclusion of their fifth semester of study.

Students are expected to deliver a department-level seminar based on the results of their dissertation research prior to their dissertation defense.

Students are expected to write and defend a dissertation, including the preparation of a manuscript that is deemed suitable for publication by the committee at the time of the dissertation defense.

Courses


Please follow this link to a listing of graduate course offerings for this program: Graduate Courses Arts & Sciences . Some programs limit the number of credits offered outside the department or school that a student may allocate toward degree requirements.  All course enrollment is subject to approval each term by the Director of Graduate Studies.