Current Student Resources

Here you’ll find all the information needed to advance through your graduate education, whether online or on-campus. 


Frequently Asked Questions


The main difference is the number of credits you must enroll in within a specific time period in order to maintain continuous enrollment. With full-time status, you have to register every fall and spring semester at a minimum of 6 credits, until your degree is awarded. With part-time status, you have to register for at least one 3-credit course each academic year.

The part-time status allows for taking the occasional semester off without breaking the continuous enrollment policy or completing the request to take a leave of absence.

Master’s degrees must be completed within a six-year period regardless of your enrollment status (full or part-time).

Doctoral degrees must be admitted into candidacy (successfully completed their comprehensive exams) within the first four years from the time of admission and the dissertation defended within four years of being admitted into candidacy for a total of 8 years maximum to complete a doctoral degree.


Graduate School Events

Patrick Murphy, a candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering will be defending his thesis titled, “A Novel Functionally Graded Infill Method for Realizing Topology optimization for Additive Manufacturing” […]
Emma Watras, a candidate for Master of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition will be defending her thesis titled, “The Effects of ‘The College Cooking Connection’ on the Cooking […]
Stephanie Hurd, a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Environmental Sciences will be defending her dissertation titled, “The effects of forest management practices across spatial scales on wildlife […]
Ali Bello, a candidate for Master of Science in Plant soil and Environmental Sciences will be defending his thesis titled, “IRRIGATION STRATEGIES AND PRECIPITATION SCENARIO EFFECTS ON WILD BLUEBERRIES” Zoom […]