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Graduate Program Learning Objectives

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

  • Research:
    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

  • Communication:
    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