Graduate Degrees Awarded
Master of Science
Requirements for the M.S. include a research project with a minimum of 30 credit hours of which six are research credits (ANS 6971).
Most students complete their master's studies in two and a half years. However, the duration of program depends on how rapidly progress is made on the project.
Each student develops a degree plan that must be approved by their supervisory committee with final approval from the graduate coordinator.
Master of Science (non-thesis)
The M.S. (n-t) is our non-thesis option. It is primarily designed for those students who are seeking opportunities in a field where research is not required for employment.
A minimum of 32 credits is required to complete this degree, and can usually be finished in one year (including the summer semesters).
Each student develops a degree plan that must be approved by the student's supervisory committee with final approval from the graduate coordinator.
Doctor of Philosophy
Requirements for the Ph.D. are more flexible and varied than those of other degrees. The general requirement is that the program be unified with clear objectives, and approved by the student's supervisory committee.
The Ph.D. program represents independent mastery of a field of knowledge and the successful pursuit of an independent research program.
A total of 90 credits and a dissertation are required to complete this degree.
See Graduate Courses for a complete listing of courses in the department. Further information on graduate programs and regulations appear in the University of Florida Graduate Catalog and Graduate School Web site.