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Agriscience, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1139 (BCR) , IL,
The department offers work leading to the Master of Science degree in Agriculture with sequences in Agribusiness, Agriscience, and Agriculture Education and Leadership. 

About

All sequences offer a thesis option and a comprehensive examination (non-thesis) option.

Students selecting the AgriScience Sequence may elect a Horticulture, Animal Science, or Agronomy concentration. The academic content of this sequence includes biological science, chemistry, and agricultural science subjects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geospatial Technologies In Agriculture
  • Crop Growth And Development
  • Weed Science
  • Food Industry Marketing And Strategic Management
  • Residential And Sports Turf Management
  • Landscape Design
  • Plant Biotechnology And Breeding
  • Soil Fertility And Fertilizers
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Livestock Breeding
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Current Issues In The Livestock Industry
  • Livestock Industry: Beef Cattle
  • Graduate Seminar In Agriculture
  • Statistics In Applied Science And Technology
  • Research Methodology In Agriculture
  • Biostatistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A student applying to a master's program must:

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • have a minimum 2.8 GPA (on a scale in which an A is a 4.0) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned.
  • submit names and email addresses of two references for letters of recommendation within the online application
  • submit official GRE Scores (use institutional code 1319)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    838 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 838 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    838 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 838 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    403 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 403 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Normal

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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