Candidates are normally required to have an M.Sc. degree in an area related to the chosen field of specialization for the Ph.D. program. The thesis must clearly show originality and be a contribution to knowledge.
Since the Ph.D. is primarily a research degree, the amount of course work required may comprise a smaller portion of the total than is the case for the M.Sc. This will depend on the background of the individual student and must be approved by the student's advisory committee. This course work must include two seminar courses at the graduate level and the Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination, ANSC-701.
Suitable candidates are advised to contact potential supervisors within their chosen area of interest. Applicants should be aware that no Professor is in a position to accept students without formal approval of the application by the Graduate School.