MS Agronomy Program Costs
As a distance program, the MS Agronomy program costs are different than on-campus programs. Some advantages include:
- Students can stay employed and have do not need to relocate.
- Distance students are assessed resident tuition regardless of their location.
Tuition and Fees
- ISU Distance Graduate Tuition: $605/credit. The program has:
- Twelve 3-credit courses
- 3 credits of creative component (no delivery fees for creative component credits)
- 1-credit practicum
- Delivery fees: $250 for each course, including the practicum. This is charged by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for course delivery.
- ISU Technology Fees (Standard) depends on the number of credits/semester.
- $61.00 if 4 credits or less (one MS course)
- $91.50 if over 4 credits (2 MS courses)
- Textbook costs: these will vary. Some courses do not require texts, and some texts are used in more than one course
- Travel to Ames and lodging expenses for 4 days for participation in Agronomy 594: Practicum in Agronomy. The program tries to cover in-class transportation and most meals during the practicum.
Estimated total cost: students can expect to spend between $25,000 – $27,000 US Dollars for the program.
Cost Example (1 Course)
Students can expect the following breakdown on their ISU Ubill to take one course (in US Dollars):
- Tuition (3 credits): $1,815.00
- Delivery Fee : $250.00
- Technology Fee (less than 4 credits): $61.00
- Total: $2126.00
Cost Example (2 Courses)
- Tuition (6 credits): $3630.00
- Delivery Fee: $500
- Technology Fee (more than 4 credits): $91.50
- Total: $4,221.50
“I did this because it was something I always wanted to do. I didn’t feel like I could just quit and go back to college professionally or financially. I don’t know how anyone could have a career and get their masters any other way. ”