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Student studying a soil core
Example of a graph from course materials
Bean leaf beetle

MS Agronomy Curriculum

The MS Agronomy Program is a total of 40 credits, distributed as follows:

Online Coursework (Twelve 3-credit courses) = 36 Credits

For more information about each course, including course descriptions, prerequisites, and credits, please click on its name below.

On-Campus Practicum  = 1 credit

  • Agron 594: Agronomy MS Practicum
  • This is a one-time on-campus requirement.  It is held every year during one week in July from Tuesday-Thursday.  Students should plan to attend when they are halfway through the program.
  • Students are expected to cover the costs of travel and accommodation to the practicum.  Many meals during the week are provided.

Creative Component  (599M Independent Study) = 3 credits

All MS Agronomy courses are required for degree completion. The program does not offer specializations or course substitutions.

Students are allowed to transfer up to 3 courses (9 credits) into the program, with the following guidelines:

  1. Applicants should request possible transfer courses with transcript documentation during the preapplication process
  2. For graduate coursework completed as an undergraduate, the graduate credits must not have been counted towards the undergraduate degree program requirements
  3. Possible transfer courses must be equivalent in content to MS Agronomy courses. The selection committee will review any requests and determine content similarity.