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.

Program Costs

  1. ISU Distance Graduate Tuition: $497/credit. The program has:
    • Twelve 3-credit courses
    • 3 credits of creative component (no delivery fees for creative component credits)
    • 1-credit practicum
  2. Delivery fees: $200 for each course, including the practicum. This is charged by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for course delivery. 
     
  3. ISU Technology Fees: depends on the number of credits/semester.
    • $53.50 if 4 credits or less (one MS course)
    • $80.25 if over 4 credits (2 MS courses)
    • Textbook costs: these will vary with the courses. Some courses do not require texts, and some texts are used in more than one course
    • Travel and lodging expenses for participation in Agronomy 594: Practicum in Agronomy. The department tries to cover transportation and most meals during the practicum. Students are expected to cover transportation to and from Ames, as well as lodging.
    • Totals: students can expect to spend between $20,000 – $22,000 US Dollars for the program.

Example of Costs

The following is the current cost to take one 3-credit course (in US Dollars):

  1. Tuition: $1,491
  2. Delivery Fee: $200
  3. Technology Fee: $53.50
  4. Total: $1,744.50

 

“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. ”