Plant and Soil Sciences, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 30

Course Requirements
Select 24 hours from the following:24
A minimum of 15 hours of 5000-level or higher courses that include:
Graduate Seminar
Graduate Seminar
Professional Development Colloquium in Plant and Soil Sciences
Problems and Special Study
Problems and Special Study
9 hours of MATH (including at least 3 hours of STAT in combined BS and MS programs):
No more than 9 credit hours of 3000- or 4000-level coursework approved for graduate credit.
Recommended courses at the discretion of the graduate committee that students emphasizing soil science should complete 4 of the 5 courses listed below (or equivalent) during their undergraduate or graduate programs:
Advanced Soil Genesis and Classification
Soil Nutrient Management
Soil Chemical Processes and Impact on Environmental Quality
Soil, Water, and Weather
Soil Physics Theory
Advanced Soil Microbiology
A student may take a maximum of 3 research credit hours. Research hours are to be taken to document student effort in areas not associated with the students thesis. All students must indicate on their Plan of Study whether or not their research will involve human subjects. If human subjects are to be used, approval must be received from the Institutional Research Board (IRB) prior to the beginning of the research.
Hours Subtotal24
PLNT 5000Master's Thesis6
or SOIL 5000 Master's Thesis
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30

Graduate College Master's Program Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Master’s Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.