Graduate

Our graduate programs are designed to enable outstanding students to achieve a high level of scholarly attainment in the crop, soil and environmental sciences. Within these broad areas, research training and experience may be gained in variety of specialized fields, such as soil chemistry, weed science, crop ecology, environmental quality and more. We offer the Master of Science, Master of Agriculture and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.


MASTER’S PROGRAM DOCTORAL PROGRAM
DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
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Graduate Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences MS/MAg program will be able to:

1)    Explain and discuss fundamental principles in one of the following areas: plant breeding and genetics, weed science, crop production and management, forage production and utilization, turfgrass management, soil physics, soil chemistry, soil microbiology, soil classification and genesis, soil erosion and conservation, soil fertility and nutrient management, or water science.

2)    Review and synthesize scientific literature to objectively and critically understand the state of knowledge about their particular field.

3)    Select and perform appropriate methods necessary to answer a research question (MS student only).

4)    Analyze and interpret data objectively and draw appropriate evidence-based conclusions (MS student only).

5)    Articulate the subject matter of their specialization effectively through oral communication.

6)    Articulate the subject matter of their specialization effectively through written communication.

 

Students graduating from the Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program will be able to:

1)    Explain and discuss in-depth fundamental principles in one of the following areas: plant breeding and genetics, weed science, crop production and management, forage production and utilization, turfgrass management, soil physics, soil chemistry, soil microbiology, soil classification and genesis, soil erosion and conservation, soil fertility and nutrient management, or water science.

2)    Review and synthesize scientific literature to objectively and critically understand the state of knowledge about their particular field.

3)    Formulate research questions and testable hypotheses.

4)    Design and implement experiments to answer a research question.

5)    Analyze and interpret data objectively and draw appropriate evidence-based conclusions.

6)    Articulate the subject matter of their specialization effectively through oral communication.

7)    Articulate the subject matter of their specialization effectively through written communication.