The Program of Study for an INF PhD is flexible enough to accommodate specialization in Ecological and Environmental Informatics (“Ecoinformatics” option), Health and Bioinformatics, or Cyber and Software Systems.
T3 students follow the INF Program of Study with an emphasis in Ecoinformatics. We have put together a suggested multi-cohort progression that will give you a sense of how the requirements could be fulfilled in 4-5 years. This progression is flexible and can be adjusted based on the needs, interests, and backgrounds of individual students. Students with a master’s degree can transfer up to 20 graduate credits with approval of their faculty mentor and the SICCS Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Research.
The following provides information about NAU courses that fulfill each section of the INF Program of Study:
I. Required Coursework (42 Units)
II. Emphasis Requirements (18 Units minimum)
Graduate students in the T3 option should choose the Ecological and Environmental Informatics emphasis (Option 2 in the SICCS program of study). Elective courses in this emphasis area should be distributed as follows:
Comprehensive Qualifying Exam (by the end of the 4th term)
Advancement to Candidacy Exam (by the end of the 7th term)
We further expect students in the T3 option to attend our annual retreat (typically in August) and participate in seminars and workshops designed to provide additional training in team science, communication, and other essential skills.