Graduate Student Resources

Our graduate students are expected to follow the policies and procedures for both the Graduate College and for our department. It is your responsibility to be up-to-date on polices:

Graduate Handbook

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Read our Graduate Student Handbook (updated June 2021) to see an overview of the program, policies and procedures, program requirements and details and more.

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Graduate Courses

Graduate students take a wide variety of environmental science courses

Review course descriptions for our upper level and graduate courses offered by our department.

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Graduate Advising

Schedule an appointment with our advisors to help navigate your graduate degree program.

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ENVS Master's Annual Progress Report.pdf

ENVS Master's Annual Progress Report.pdf
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ENVS PhD Annual Progress Report.pdf

ENVS PhD Annual Progress Report.pdf
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Annual evaluation for satisfactory progress based on grade point average and overall profess towards completion of your graduate degree requirements. Due June 15. Major professors required to sign the form before submission

Directions for Graduate Annual Progress Report:

  • Only report units for which grades have been posted at the time of submission. 
  • Graded units are those that earn a grade of A, B, C, D, and E only. 
  • Answer all questions to the best of your ability, and include both Progress Report pages with your submission
    • Leave the second page blank. 
  • Log in to UAccess Student Center and GradPath to find the status of your required Graduate College forms
    • Any continuing student not graduating in May should submit a progress report

In addition to the (1) ENVS Graduate Student Annual Progress Report form, attach the separate, typed/printed documents:

  1. CV including a listing of all scholarly and non-scholarly publication, conferences, grants, awards, etc.
  2. Brief update of your progress in the degree program (~300–500 words).
  3. Brief projection of your academic and research plans for the upcoming year (~500 words)
  4. Comments or input that your Major Professor or the ENVS Director of Graduate Studies should be aware

Your Progress Report should be compiled in the order numbered above then signed by your EVNS Major Professor in the box on the top page.

Please submit your progress report electronically in single PDF format on or before the final deadline 4:00pm June 15, 2020.  Before submitting, name your file using this format:  STUDENTLASTNAME.First Name_Plan_Major Professor Last Name_Year (example:  LANDEEN.Kathleen_SWESMS_Schaap_2020.) .

Any questions contact the ENVS Graduate Advisor, Naomi McIsaac.


Expectations and timetable for all graduate study in our department.

ENVS Petition Form

Students have the right to formally request exceptions to department policies and procedures or formally appeal department decisions by submitting a this Petition to the graduate academic advisor, Naomi McIsaac.

Independent Study Proposal Form

Fill out the form BEFORE registering for an independent study course.


The University of Arizona Graduate college mandates that every student in a doctoral program has an approved dissertation prospectus or proposal on file with the department. As soon as the student has an approved prospectus/proposal on file with the department the department will submit the prospectus/proposal confirmation form in GradPath on behalf of the student.

Connect with our graduate advisors, Katrina and Santiago

Your advisor will help you make decisions about your educational and
career goals as you progress through your graduate degree program.