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Department of Entomology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Graduate Student Handbook
Revised Spring 2003

 


All students must obtain a copy of the:

University of Massachusetts Graduate School
Graduate Student Handbook

This University handbook provides sample forms and guidelines regarding enrollment, records, and degree certification requirements. It is the final authority for policies, procedures, and deadlines and is available through the Graduate School's Office of Degree Requirements and at www.umass.edu/gradschool/handbook. Note that periodic changes may occur in requirements; so be sure to have an up-to-date version.


A binder containing examples of forms, cover sheets, thesis/dissertation outlines, grant proposal topics, grant pre-proposals, and grant proposals is in the Entomology Main Office, Fernald Hall, under the control of the Graduate Program Secretary.


This handbook provides information on the Master's and Ph.D. degrees. Portions of this handbook have been extracted from the Graduate School Bulletin www.umass.edu/grad_catalog/, the Graduate School Handbook www.umass.edu/gradschool/handbook, and Typing Guidelines for Theses and Dissertations www.umass.edu/gradschool/dissertationandthesis/index.html. Students should read these publications for complete information. All are also accessible through the University of Massachusetts Graduate School web site www.umass.edu/gradschool/students.html. Paper copies are available at Office of Degree Requirements, 534 Goodell Building, or in a binder maintained by the Graduate Program Secretary in the Main Office, 102B Fernald Hall.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

Short History of the Entomology Division of Plant, Soil, & Insect Sciences

 

FUNDING, POLICIES, AND ASSOCIATONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Student Assistantships

Financial Support

Exit Policy for Entomology Graduate Program

Voucher Specimens

Fernald Club

Weekly Seminar Program

Entomological Society of America (ESA)

Use of Laboratory and Departmental Vehicles

 

ACADEMIC POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Selection of an Advisor

Registration

Full-Time Status

Selection of a Graduate Commitee

Graduate Student Review

Time Limitation for Degrees - Statute of Limitations

Time Limitation on Courses

Deadlines for Completion of Courses

 

MASTER'S OF SCIENCE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Credit Requirements

Master's Degree Required Courses

Course Waivers

Special Problem Courses

Foreign Language Requirement

Master's Of Science - Non-Thesis Option

Check List

Master's Of Science - Non-Thesis Option

Check List

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Credit Requirements

Ph.D. Degree Required Courses

Course Waivers

Teaching Requirement

Language or Special Skill Requirement

Preliminary Comprehensive Examination

Grant Proposal

Dissertation Committee

Dissertation Prospectus

Dissertation

Monday Departmental Seminar Requirement

Dissertation Defense

Submission of Dissertation to Graduate School & Departmental Archives

Forms and Fees Required to Complete Program

Check List

 

CANDIDATE COURSES FOR ENTOMOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

EXIT POLICY FORM FOR THE ENTOMOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAM

 

 


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