- Minimum grade requirements
- How do I get an adviser?
- What are my responsibilities?
- What forms do I need?
- What is a thesis and dissertation?
- What are seminars?
- What graduate examinations do I need to take?
- What can I expect on the final exam?
- Are there professional organizations I can join?
- Does NHS offer a Dietetic Internship Program?
- Am I considered a "resident"?
- How do I apply for assistantships and fellowships?
- Do I need to be enrolled as a full-time student?
- If I have an assistantship, can I work outside the University?
- Do I get fringe benefits?
- How do I get a building pass and keys?
- Is there bus service between City Campus and East Campus?
- How do I get a parking permit?
- Can I ask the secretaries to help me with work?
Am I considered a "resident"?
The term "residency" is used in two separate ways. First, the University of Nebraska has a well-defined policy regarding residency within the State of Nebraska for the purpose of establishing tuition rates. To see if you qualify as a Nebraska resident, view residency requirements. If you wish to apply, submit the completed residency application and supporting materials to the Office of Graduate Studies.
"Residency" also refers to the number of credit hours a student must complete in regularly scheduled campus courses at UNL. While some graduate credits may be transferred from other institutions, students seeking an MS with Thesis must complete 10-12 semester hours of UNL campus courses, excluding credit in thesis research. Student seeking an MS without Thesis must complete at least 18 hours in regularly scheduled campus courses. At least one-half of the work for a masters degree must be in the department or area constituting the student's major.
For a student beginning a doctoral program at UNL with a bachelor's degree, the residency requirement for the PhD is 27 hours of graduate work within a consecutive 18-month period or less, with the further provision that 15 of these 27 hours must be taken after receiving the masters degree. For a student who transfers to UNL with a masters degree from another institution, or who takes a break in their graduate work at Nebraska between the time the masters degree is awarded and the time they start work on a doctoral program, the residency requirement for the PhD is 27 hours of graduate coursework (excluding dissertation hours) within a consecutive 18-month period or less. The work required for a masters degree must be completed within ten consecutive years.
The time limit on granting the doctoral degree is eight years from the time of filing the student's program of study in the Office of Graduate Studies.