Graduate Program Learning Objectives


  1. Successful performance in graduate coursework
  2. Completion of research proposal and comprehensive examinations


  1. Progression towards independent scholarship and learning
  2. Production of rigorous datasets, analyses, and research products
  3. Ability to interpret and synthesize research results
  4. Development of high-quality science writing


  1. Exhibit teamwork and leadership in regular workgroup meetings
  2. Effective presentations to colleagues and at conferences
  3. Successful teaching and mentoring

Professional Development

  1. Commitment to community service and science outreach
  2. Development of career materials and connections
  3. Dedication to ethical scientific conduct