Program Overview

The Master of Science in Agronomy was the first degree you could earn from your home or office by using your computer and the Internet. And now, distance students searching for graduate coursework in Agronomy have a new option. The Agronomy Department at Iowa State University is now offering a Graduate Certificate Program in Agronomy.

Built-in flexibility allows students in both programs to complete their courses at their own pace relative to their professional, family, and other commitments. This means students can study when and where their schedule permits. The time required to complete the degree is flexible and most students enroll in only one or two courses per semester while working full time. Therefore, most students achieve their masters in 3 to 5 years or a graduate certificate in 1-1/2 to 2 years.