Ph.D. Progress Report

Ph.D. Plan - PDF Version

This document contains the advising forms and procedural information for HYS graduate students pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Hydrologic Sciences. Degree requirements for HYS were previously established; these required procedural forms will guide each student through his/her education and help track performance. The first page lists all of the degree requirements, except the dissertation requirement. The second page is an educational planning and annual progress tool to help design an education when a student starts and track performance as the student progresses. The third page is the Ph.D. Dissertation Annual Progress Report Form.

The degree-requirements form is intended to be filled out upon completion of coursework and must be signed by the student, Major Professor, and Graduate Advisor in order to graduate.

The educational plan and coursework progress report form serves two roles. To function as an educational planning tool, it is intended to be completely drafted for all anticipated years of coursework by the student in collaboration with his/her Major Professor upon entry into HYS. The student should refer to the degree-requirements form to make sure that the plan accounts for all requirements. It is likely that specifics of the plan will change over time, but it is important to establish an initial plan to make sure that the student’s education will achieve her desired educational goals as well as meet degree requirements. Once drafted, the student must schedule to meet with his/her Graduate Advisor for review of the plan. The plan must be submitted to Student Affairs Officer by November 15. At the beginning of each subsequent academic year, the student will meet with her Major Professor, record the grades earned in the previous year, review/amend the plan for the remaining years, and then the Major Professor will initial the form in the far right cell for that year. Then the student must schedule to meet with his Graduate Advisor for review and initials. The updated form must be submitted to Student Affairs Officer by November 15 each year. The form is updated annually through the student’s career in HYS.

The Ph.D. Dissertation Annual Progress Report Form must be completed and submitted to Student Affairs Officer by May 30 each year. Students should endeavor to establish a dissertation committee in the first year of study. In that first year, the initial in-person meeting with each committee member (or as a group) counts as the required meetings for that year. The student should describe the experimental design of his/her dissertation and solicit input at the initial meeting. In each subsequent year, the student must meet with each committee member one time individually or as a group in-person. The student should report the progress of the work and solicit input at each annual meeting, making sure committee members initial and date the form at each meeting. When the student is ready to graduate, this form should be reviewed and signed by the student’s Graduate Advisor.


PH.D.. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS HYDROLOGIC SCIENCES GRADUATE GROUP

STUDENT NAME: __________________________________________

I. Undergraduate Preparation*Quarter Fulfilled (or at entry)Grade
Mathematics/Statistics    
 Calculus: MAT 21A,B,C    
 Differential equations: MAT 22B    
 Statistics: STA 130A,B, or ECI 114    
 Programming: ENG 6 or ASE 21    
Physics: PHY 9A,B,C    
Chemistry: CHE 2A,B,C    
Geology: GEL 50/50L    
     
     

*Blank rows for substitutions. Justification:________________________________________________________
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II. Recommended AreaCourse TakenGrade
Fluid Dynamics: HYD 103 or ENG 103    
Hydrology: HYD 141, HYD 144, ECI 144, ATM 115    
Hydrogeochemistry*: SSC 102, ERS 136, HYD 134, SSC 216    
Hydrobiology*: HYD 124, SSC 111, ESP 151, ESP 155    
Hydrologic Policy: ARE 147, GEO 134, ESP 161, ESP 169    
Seminars: HYD 200 (2 units)    
Exit Presentation    
     

*Students must select one course from either the Hydrogeochemistry or Hydrobiology subject area.
**Blank row for substitutions.
Justification: _________________________________________________________
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III. Degree Options (circle one)

A. Hydrobiology
B. Hydrogeochemistry
C. Hydrology

  • Surface Hydrology
  • Water Resources Management
  • Subsurface Hydrology
  • Irrigation and Drainage Systems

IV. Upper Division and Graduate Level Courses

Upper Division CoursesUnitsGrade
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Total Units    

 

Graduate CoursesUnitsGrade
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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Signed upon completion: __________________________________ Date: _________________
Student

Signed upon completion: __________________________________ Date: _________________
Major Professor

Signed upon completion: __________________________________ Date: _________________
Graduate Advisor

PH.D. EDUCATIONAL PLAN AND COURSEWORK PROGRESS REPORT
HYDROLOGIC SCIENCES GRADUATE GROUP

This form is intended to be drafted upon entry into the program and updated each fall quarter thereafter in consultation with the Major Professor and Graduate Advisor. A copy of

Student Name__________________________________________


Year 1

Fall

CourseGrade
   
   
   
   

Winter

CourseGrade
   
   
   
   

Spring

CourseGrade
   
   
   
   

Satisfactory Performance?

Major Prof.Grad Advisor
   

Year 2

Fall

CourseGrade
   
   
   
   

Winter

CourseGrade
   
   
   
   

Spring

CourseGrade
   
   
   
   

Satisfactory Performance?

Major Prof.Grad Advisor
   

Year 3

Fall

CourseGrade
   
   
   
   

Winter

CourseGrade
   
   
   
   

Spring

CourseGrade
   
   
   
   

Satisfactory Performance?

Major Prof.Grad Advisor
   


Based on the courses and grades reported above and any discussion among the student, Major
Professor, and Graduate Advisor, the student’s overall performance for their graduate education
is (check one):
Satisfactory ______ Marginal ______ Unsatisfactory ______

Signed upon completion: __________________________________ Date: _________________
Student

Signed upon completion: __________________________________ Date: _________________
Major Professor

Signed upon completion: __________________________________ Date: _________________
Graduate Advisor

Ph.D. Dissertation Annual Progress Report Form
Hydrologic Sciences Graduate group

This form is intended to be drafted in the first spring quarter in the program and updated each spring quarter thereafter in consultation with the Major Professor and Dissertation Committee. A copy of the completed form must be submitted to Student Affairs Officer by May 30 each year.

Dissertation Committee Membership:

Date approved by Graduate Studies: _______________________

 NameDepartment (or External*)
Thesis Committee Chair    
Member 2    
Member 3    

*If a member is external, external committee membership form is required (see Student Affairs Officer)

Dissertation Meetings:

Each year, students shall meet once with their full committee and once individually with each
committee member for at least 30 minutes.

Meeting TypeYear 1
Initials/Date
Year 2
Initials/Date
Year 3
Initials/Date
Group*      
Chair      
Member 2      
Member 3      

*This is currently optional, but is strongly recommended as a mentoring aid.

Approved by Graduate Adviser Upon Completion:

Signature _________________________________ Date: ________________