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Dendrochronology (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

The LTRR is the world’s premier tree-ring research laboratory with the most diverse curriculum in dendrochronology, and this certificate will serve to increase awareness of this unique opportunity for UA and non-UA graduates and professionals. Indeed, no other college or university in the country offers a degree or graduate certificate in dendrochronology.

The certificate is available to graduate students and non-degree seeking professionals interested in dendrochronology. The certificate program serves primarily to provide a baseline and structure that will guide students to the set of courses that the LTRR faculty deem essential for well-rounded training in dendrochronology. The LTRR expects this training will aid students and professionals in their careers by demonstrating their competence in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of dendrochronological data.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

College of Science -

The University of Arizona College of Science brings together globally prominent faculty in disciplines at the core of scientific inquiry and education. One of the largest colleges at the University of Arizona, we are a nexus of award-winning programs that encourage both independent and collaborative-driven research. Our academic departments, schools and research units encompass the range of physical, mathematical, environmental, cognitive and life sciences. UA Science is among the most powerful and prolific academic research centers in the world, recognized and rewarded for the unparalleled caliber of our achievements. With over 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, we are an integrative learning institution, where accomplished faculty and next-generation scientists engage side-by-side in groundbreaking research. Our scientists and students also share their knowledge with the local and broader community through extensive outreach and public service initiatives. Our mission is to encourage the aggressive pursuit of research excellence, to support novel teaching and outreach programs and to create economic opportunities for our community.

College of Science  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Paul R Sheppard
Graduate Program Coordinator
Paul R Sheppard
Director of Graduate Studies
Paul R Sheppard
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

resume/CV, transcripts, contact information for at least two professional references, and a personal statement describing proposed academic and research activities.

Standardized Tests

Must meet standards for admission to the University of Arizona Graduate College.

Financial Aid
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: April 15

International Applicants:

  • Fall: April 15
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 12
Core coursework: GEOS/ANTH/WSM/GEOG 539A Introduction to Dendrochronology (4 units)
GEOS/ANTH/WSM 597C Dendrochronology Workshop (2 units)
GEOS/ANTH/RNR/GEOG/WSM 594 or 694 Practicum (1 unit)

Language requirements:
Other requirements: The remaining five (5) units required for completion must be chosen from an approved list, provided by the LTRR.
Credits from other universities may NOT be transferred to the Certificate.
All courses must be letter graded (except the required Practicum, for which a grade of "S" or "P" must be achieved to apply).
A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. Only one grade of "C" will be allowed. No Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) will be allowed in the Certificate program.
The certificate must be completed in 4 years or less.


Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Last revised 08 May 2014