Masters in Agriculture & Forestry

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Agriculture is defined as the science of growing plants and crops, as well as raising animals for food, and other useful materials in order to answer to human needs and ensure economic gain. The agriculture discipline combines life sciences like biology and botany with economic and social sciences. Plant or animal farmers develop the best methods for increasing the quality and production of crops, while ensuring animals are treated according to humane standards.

Agriculture can be divided into five main branches: agronomy, horticulture, agricultural engineering, agricultural economics and animal sciences.

Class curricula include topics such as: principles of agronomy, farm management and operation, fundamentals of soil science, food animal production, agribusiness, crop management, animal diseases, and more.

Agriculture studies will develop students' skills to plan, design and execute projects and productive agrarian processes, as well as projects in agronomic engineering related to animal and vegetation production. Students will also learn how to develop modern methods of plant breeding and seed production while using necessary specific technologies.

Job options for graduates cover jobs like: agricultural consultant, farm manager, rural practice surveyor, soil scientist, agronomist, agricultural scientist.

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Suggested Masters in Agriculture

M.Sc. Food Science and Innovation

Covering worldwide and local trends, this 100% online master’s in Food Science is designed to help professionals build upon existing practical experience and commercial acumen, maximise their full potential and progress their careers.

United Kingdom
M.Sc. Agroecology

The Agroecology programme offered by ISARA-Lyon (France Agro³) prepares graduates to produce innovation in agroecology, to create and support sustainability in the farming and food systems. For the two-year programme a double degree is delivered. 

France
M.Sc. Science

This Master of Science at The University of Western Australia provides in-depth study in the chosen specialisation. The course adds significantly to a relevant undergraduate degree through coursework and major research in the approved area of interest within the program.

Australia
M.S.A. Agriculture

Over the past 100 years, ASU has evolved from a regional school of agricultural instruction to a comprehensive university. This MSc in Agriculture is offered by Arkansas State University.

United States

Top Ranked Universities in Agriculture on MastersPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Agricultural Sciences Best Global Universities Rankings (2018) Agricultural Sciences
Wageningen, Netherlands 1 1
Davis, United States 2 2
Beijing, China 3 4
Uppsala, Sweden 4 33
Ithaca, United States 5 3
Gainesville, United States 6 10
Nanjing, China 7 9
Aarhus, Denmark 8 12
Gent, Belgium 9 6
Copenhagen, Denmark 10 10
East Lansing, United States 11 17
São Paulo, Brazil 12 7
Madison, United States 13 19
Perth, Australia 14 25
Xi'an, China 15 18
Vancouver, Canada 16 22
Hangzhou, China 17 8
Ames, United States 18 34
Minneapolis, United States 19 21
Wuhan, China 20 98
Urbana, United States 21 20
Raleigh, United States 22 46
Brisbane, Australia 23 24
Paris, France 24 40
Corvallis, United States 25 43
Göttingen, Germany 26 63
West Lafayette, United States 27 34
Guelph, Canada 28 14
Berkeley, United States 29 -
Athens, United States 30 49
Pullman, United States 31 39
University Park, United States 32 32
Edmonton, Canada 33 68
Columbus, United States 34 30
Helsinki, Finland 35 60
Zürich, Switzerland 36 28
Tokyo, Japan 37 83
München, Germany 38 41
Adelaide, Australia 39 56
São Paulo, Brazil 40 70
Montpellier, France 41 107
Leuven, Belgium 42 26
Ås, Norway 43 86
Sydney, Australia 44 41
Hobart, Australia 44 -
Manhattan, United States 46 59
Melbourne, Australia 47 76
Ostfildern, Germany 48 15
Lincoln, United States 49 43
College Station, United States 50 29
Marseille, France 101 -
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 101 -
Sapporo, Japan 101 114
Toulouse, France 101 -
Karlsruhe, Germany 101 -
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 101 100
Ottawa, Canada 101 137
Lund, Sweden 101 66
Sydney, Australia 101 -
Palmerston North, New Zealand 101 65
Applecross, Australia 101 -
Nagoya, Japan 101 -
Taichung, Taiwan 101 129
Fargo, United States 101 197
Okayama, Japan 101 -
Beijing, China 101 -
New Brunswick, United States 101 36
Stanford, United States 101 -
Stellenbosch, South Africa 101 90
London, United Kingdom 101 -
Sheffield, United Kingdom 101 -
Lleida, Spain 101 -
Grenoble, France 101 -
Dublin, Ireland 101 51
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 101 -
Antwerpen, Belgium 101 -
Fayetteville, United States 101 119
Basel, Switzerland 101 -
Los Angeles, United States 101 -
Norwich, United Kingdom 101 96
Florence, Italy 101 122
Halle, Germany 101 -
Hannover, Germany 101 -
Moscow, United States 101 195
Lexington, United States 101 171
Kiel, Germany 101 147
Lausanne, Switzerland 101 -
Winnipeg, Canada 101 80
Naples, Italy 101 82
Armidale, Australia 101 123
Orsay, France 101 -
Knoxville, United States 101 113
Tübingen, Germany 101 -
Turin, Italy 101 156
Vienna, Austria 101 -
York, United Kingdom 101 -
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101 -
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 101 -
Bangor, United Kingdom 151 -
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 151 -
Prague, Czech Republic 151 -
Taichung, Taiwan 151 118
Gwangju, South Korea 151 146
New York City, United States 151 -
Rio Grande, Brazil 151 105
Mitte, Germany 151 -
Townsville, Australia 151 -
Seoul, South Korea 151 -
Melbourne, Australia 151 -
Lancaster, United Kingdom 151 -
Lanzhou, China 151 -
Christchurch, New Zealand 151 107
Brno, Czech Republic 151 -
Montréal, Canada 151 69
Starkville, United States 151 180
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse Toulouse, France 151 -
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 151 -
Shanghai, China 151 123
Guangzhou, China 151 23
Guangzhou, China 151 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151 -
Manchester, United Kingdom 151 -
Sydney, Australia 151 -
Reading, United Kingdom 151 37
Sendai-shi, Japan 151 -
Viterbo, Italy 151 -
Bayreuth, Germany 151 -
Campinas, Brazil 151 27
Köln, Germany 151 -
Düsseldorf, Germany 151 -
Gießen, Germany 151 117
Hamburg, Germany 151 -
Innsbruck, Austria 151 -
Liège, Belgium 151 123
Amherst Center, United States 151 5
Ann Arbor, United States 151 -
Neuchâtel, Switzerland 151 -
Oslo, Norway 151 -
Porto, Portugal 151 77
Potsdam, Germany 151 -
Sevilla, Spain 151 92
Tartu, Estonia 151 -
Tehran, Iran 151 75
Valencia, Spain 151 37
Coventry, United Kingdom 151 -
Würzburg, Germany 151 -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 151 53
New Haven, United States 151 -
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom 201 -
Thessaloníki, Greece 201 145
Auburn, United States 201 -
Alcobendas, Spain 201 148
Beijing, China 201 -
Milano, Italy 201 -
Port Macquarie, Australia 201 161
Seoul, South Korea 201 158
Lyon, France 201 -
Clemson, United States 201 181
Madrid, Spain 201 110
Roztoky, Czech Republic 201 181
Halifax, Canada 201 -
Tartu, Estonia 201 -
Shanghai, China 201 -
Jinju, South Korea 201 -
Heidelberg, Germany 201 -
Bloomington, United States 201 -
Shushtar, Iran 201 -
Wuhan, China 201 -
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 201 67
Seoul, South Korea 201 153
Fukuoka, Japan 201 142
Leiden, Netherlands 201 -
Baton Rouge, United States 201 143
Melbourne, Australia 201 94
Nara, Japan 201 -
Singapore, Singapore 201 79
Harbin, China 201 -
Flagstaff, United States 201 -
Qinzhou, China 201 -
Stillwater, United States 201 178
Olomouc, Czech Republic 201 -
Nijmegen, Netherlands 201 -
Roma, Italy 201 -
Brookings, United States 201 -
Chongqing, China 201 190
Stockholm, Sweden 201 -
Lubbock, United States 201 165
Auckland, New Zealand 201 74
Calgary, Canada 201 -
Glasgow, United Kingdom 201 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 -
Albuquerque, United States 201 -
Austin, United States 201 -
Beijing, China 201 -
Lavras da Mangabeira, Brazil 201 110
Amsterdam, Netherlands 201 -
Bari, Italy 201 91
Belgrade, Serbia 201 96
Bergen, Norway 201 -
Bristol, United Kingdom 201 -
Irvine, United States 201 -
Santa Cruz, United States 201 -
Cape Town, South Africa 201 -
Chicago, United States 201 -
Boulder, United States 201 -
Newark, United States 201 -
Joensuu, Finland 201 -
Erlangen, Germany 201 -
Exeter, United Kingdom 201 -
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 201 -
Genève, Switzerland 201 -
Göteborg, Sweden 201 -
Granada, Spain 201 61
Jena, Germany 201 -
Durban, South Africa 201 -
Ljubljana, Slovenia 201 119
Málaga, Spain 201 -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 201 136
Montréal, Canada 201 -
Münster, Germany 201 -
Durham, United States 201 -
Chapel Hill, United States 201 -
Norman, United States 201 -
Philadelphia, United States 201 -
Perugia, Italy 201 186
Pisa, Italy 201 -
Pretoria, South Africa 201 194
Montréal, Canada 201 -
Santiago de Compostela, Spain 201 106
Chambéry, France 201 -
Budweis, Czech Republic 201 -
Stirling, United Kingdom 201 -
Strasbourg, France 201 -
Palma de Mallorca, Spain 201 -
Tsukuba, Japan 201 -
Turku, Finland 201 -
Udine, Italy 201 -
Salt Lake City, United States 201 -
Vienna, Austria 201 -
Zaragoza, Spain 201 84
Logan, United States 201 -
Wuhan, China 201 -
Athens, Greece 301 115
Tempe Junction, United States 301 -
Beersheba, Israel 301 -
Bielefeld, Germany 301 -
Ottawa, Canada 301 -
Chiba, Japan 301 -
Seoul, South Korea 301 184
Cranfield, United Kingdom 301 -
Curitiba, Brazil 301 174
Florianópolis, Brazil 301 134
Autazes, Brazil 301 150
Bolzano - Bozen, Italy 301 -
Southport, Australia 301 -
Zhengzhou, China 301 -
Isfahan, Iran 301 -
Bangkok, Thailand 301 133
Madrid, Spain 301 -
Kobe, Japan 301 -
Seoul, South Korea 301 131
Daegu, South Korea 301 143
Ancona, Italy 301 -
Brno, Czech Republic 301 -
Houghton, United States 301 -
Elche, Spain 301 154
Bozeman, United States 301 -
Nanchang, China 301 48
Nanjing, China 301 -
Nanjing, China 301 -
Tianjin, China 301 -
Córdoba, Argentina 301 -
Las Cruces, United States 301 -
Lisbon, Portugal 301 -
Gjøvik, Norway 301 -
Plymouth, United Kingdom 301 -
Poznan, Poland 301 -
Kingston, Canada 301 -
Belfast, United Kingdom 301 -
Pisa, Italy 301 -
Jinan, China 301 -
Burnaby, Canada 301 -
Seoul, South Korea 301 -
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 301 -
Dundee, United Kingdom 301 -
Dresden, Germany 301 -
Valdivia, Chile 301 -
León, Spain 301 -
Faro, Portugal 301 -
Cork, Ireland 301 57
London, United Kingdom 301 -
Fairbanks, United States 301 -
Alcalá de Henares, Spain 301 -
Angers, France 301 -
Aveiro, Portugal 301 -
Birmingham, United Kingdom 301 -
Bordeaux, France 301 -
Dijon, France 301 139
Santa Barbara, United States 301 -
Christchurch, New Zealand 301 -
Ciudad Real, Spain 301 -
Catania, Italy 301 160
Santiago, Chile 301 170
Coimbra, Portugal 301 -
Storrs, United States 301 -
Groningen, Netherlands 301 -
Kassel, Germany 301 168
Leipzig, Germany 301 -
Liverpool, United Kingdom 301 -
Mainz, Germany 301 -
Oxford, United States 301 -
Campobasso, Italy 301 -
Missoula, United States 301 -
Denton, United States 301 -
Dunedin, New Zealand 301 -
Palermo, Italy 301 163
Charlottetown, Canada 301 -
Rennes, France 301 -
Sherbrooke, Canada 301 -
Adelaide, Australia 301 -
Southampton, United Kingdom 301 -
Lejona, Spain 301 -
Montevideo, Uruguay 301 -
Trieste, Italy 301 -
Tromsø, Norway 301 -
Burlington, United States 301 -
Victoria, Canada 301 -
Vigo, Spain 301 112
Laramie, United States 301 -
Uppsala, Sweden 301 -
Verona, Italy 301 -
Warsaw, Poland 301 151
Saint Louis, United States 301 -
Morgantown, United States 301 -
London, Canada 301 -
Xiamen, China 301 -
Helsinki, Finland 401 -
Poznan, Poland 401 -
Kraków, Poland 401 -
Alexandria, Egypt 401 -
Taichung, Taiwan 401 -
Varanasi, India 401 -
Provo, United States 401 -
Beijing, China 401 -
Cardiff, United Kingdom 401 -
Santiago, Chile 401 187
Chiang Mai, Thailand 401 -
Jeonju, South Korea 401 -
Bangkok, Thailand 401 -
Sydney, Australia 401 -
Shanghai, China 401 -
Belo Oriente, Brazil 401 191
Freguesia do Ribeirao da Ilha, Brazil 401 -
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 401 176
Adelaide, Australia 401 -
Gifu, Japan 401 -
Hangzhou, China 401 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 401 -
Wuhan, China 401 -
Kraków, Poland 401 -
Jilin City, China 401 -
Guangzhou, China 401 -
Takamatsu, Japan 401 -
Chuncheon, South Korea 401 159
Khon Kaen, Thailand 401 -
Bang Yai, Thailand 401 -
St. John's, Canada 401 -
Moscow, Russia 401 -
Nanjing, China 401 -
Nanjing, China 401 -
Tainan, Taiwan 401 -
Mexico City, Mexico 401 -
Galway, Ireland 401 -
Rosario, Argentina 401 -
Ningbo, China 401 -
Busan, South Korea 401 -
Brisbane, Australia 401 -
Saitama, Japan 401 -
Shenyang, China 401 -
Chengdu, China 401 -
Lismore, Australia 401 -
Carbondale, United States 401 -
Syracuse, United States 401 -
Tehran, Iran 401 155
Berlin, Germany 401 -
Braunschweig, Germany 401 -
Mari, Brazil 401 174
Hamilton, New Zealand 401 -
Tokyo, Japan 401 -
Dublin, Ireland 401 -
Sevilla, Spain 401 -
Cartagena, Spain 401 -
Segundo Ensanche, Spain 401 -
Avignon, France 401 -
Tunis, Tunisia 401 -
Alicante, Spain 401 -
Almería, Spain 401 -
Bochum, Germany 401 -
Brasília, Brazil 401 -
Cagliari, Italy 401 -
Badajoz, Spain 401 162
Girona, Spain 401 -
Haifa, Israel 401 -
Honolulu, United States 401 -
Chicago, United States 401 -
Jaén, Spain 401 -
Lawrence, United States 401 -
Orono, United States 401 -
Marburg, Germany 401 -
South Miami, United States 401 -
Pamplona, Spain 401 -
Reno, United States 401 -
Nice, France 401 -
Oulu, Finland 401 -
Oviedo, Spain 401 -
Parma, Italy 401 151
Regensburg, Germany 401 -
Rostock, Germany 401 -
Salamanca, Spain 401 -
Sydney, Australia 401 -
Tours, France 401 -
Vila Real, Portugal 401 -
Valladolid, Spain 401 -
Olsztyn, Poland 401 -
Warsaw, Poland 401 -
Waterloo, Canada 401 -
Wollongong, Australia 401 -
Zagreb, Croatia 401 121
Barcelona, Spain 51 149
Fort Collins, United States 51 62
Vitorino Freire, Brazil 51 72
Kyoto, Japan 51 104
Mexico City, Mexico 51 172
Taipei, Taiwan 51 80
Toulouse, France 51 -
Seoul, South Korea 51 52
Copenhagen, Denmark 51 54
Canberra, Australia 51 -
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 51 -
Tucson, United States 51 127
Barcelona, Spain 51 30
Bonn, Germany 51 58
Cambridge, United Kingdom 51 -
Freiburg, Germany 51 -
Lisbon, Portugal 51 78
Columbia, United States 51 128
Vienna, Austria 51 50
Padua, Italy 51 129
Saskatoon, Canada 51 89
Seattle, United States 51 -
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 51 -
Utrecht, Netherlands 51 88
Blacksburg, United States 51 116
Durham, United States 76 -
Cambridge, United States 76 12
Paris, France 76 -
Madrid, Spain 76 99
Valencia, Spain 76 45
Hangzhou, China 76 168
Jerusalem, Israel 76 157
Umeå, Sweden 76 -
Bern, Switzerland 76 -
Bologna, Italy 76 46
Buenos Aires, Argentina 76 101
Riverside, United States 76 -
San Diego, United States 76 -
Cordova, Spain 76 87
Leeds, United Kingdom 76 -
Nancy, France 76 92
College Park, United States 76 54
Milano, Italy 76 71
München, Germany 76 -
Nottingham, United Kingdom 76 102
Oxford, United Kingdom 76 -
Toronto, Canada 76 103
Sydney, Australia 76 -
Wuxi, China - 16
University of Lleida Lleida, Spain - 64
Medford, United States - 72
Tarragona, Spain - 94
Hat Yai, Thailand - 107
George Town, Malaysia - 126
Lisbon, Portugal - 135
Bragança, Portugal - 138
Londrina, Brazil - 163
Seoul, South Korea - 165
Novi Sad, Serbia - 172
Kayseri, Turkey - 177
Pelotas, Brazil - 178
Izmir, Turkey - 183
Adana, Turkey - 185
Ankara, Turkey - 189
Zhenjiang, China - 193
Cairo, Egypt - 199
Erzurum, Turkey - 200

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