Seminar Requirements for K-State Horticulture
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Two credit hours of HORT 951, Graduate Seminar, are required for completion of a M.S. degree, and 3 credit hours of HORT 951 are required for completion of a Ph.D. degree.
HORT 951 Requirements for M.S. Degree:
One 15-minute oral presentation is required for all Horticulture and Natural Resources M.S. students, to be given as part of the Departmental Seminar Series. The presentation can be either of the following two options:
- An outline of the student's proposed research, presented early in their masters program.
- A summary of the student's research, to be given near the end of the student's program.
The second credit must be obtained with one of the following options:
- Poster presentation related to student's research.
- 2. A second 15-minute oral presentation related to the student's research.
HORT 951 Requirements for Ph.D. Degree:
One credit must be obtained for a 40 minute oral presentation on the student's dissertation research, presented near the terminus of the student's doctoral program.
The second and third credits must be obtained with one of the following options:
- 15-minute oral presentation outlining student’s proposed research, presented early in doctoral program
- 15-minute oral presentation related to student’s research
- Poster presentation related to student’s research
Note: All students (M.S. and Ph.D.) who enroll in HORT 951 for the first time are required to attend a lecture series, which is offered during the first six class periods each semester. This requirement is waived for Ph.D. students who attended the lecture series in completing requirements for the M.S. degree.
All faculty and graduate students in HNR are also expected to attend and participate in the Departmental Seminar Series.
Presentations at Professional Conferences, Thesis and Doctoral Defenses
All graduate students scheduled to give an oral or poster presentation at professional meetings are encouraged to give their presentations in the Departmental Seminar Series prior to attending the meeting. This applies to all students whether they are enrolled in HORT 951 or not. Credit for oral and poster presentations at local, regional, or national meetings will be assigned only if the presentation is given in the Departmental Seminar Series.
Seminars presented during the defense of a thesis or dissertations do not count towards fulfilling the seminar requirements for graduate degrees.
Additional questions regarding seminar requirements may be directed to Dr. Dale Bremer (firstname.lastname@example.org), the instructor for HORT 951.