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Crop and Soil Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
Our goals are to provide the best educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; conduct innovative basic and applied research programs in the crop, soil, turf, and environmental sciences; and to provide superior service to our clientele.

Overview

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Agronomy (code 065) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Agronomy (code 065A), both of which require original research. Students who desire to take a limited number of classes for professional certification but not pursue a degree may be admitted in the Nondegree category.

The programme

Most graduate students receive financial aid in the form of 40%-time assistantships that currently pay $18,078 for the M.S. degree and $19,540 for the Ph.D. Degree. Faculty can choose to offer up to 49%-time assistantships, with a corresponding increase in stipend. All students on assistantships receive out-of-state tuition waivers and in-state fee reductions. Students are responsible for paying incidental fees only, which amount to about $1000 per year. Students on 40%-time assistantships are expected to work an average of 16 hours per week over and beyond the work required to carry out their own research projects.

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Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Georgia (UGA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Crops 
  • Environmental Issues in Agriculture
  • Applied Information Technology in Agriculture
  • Water in the West
  • Seed Anatomy and Identification

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:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application-processing fee
  • Transcripts
  • Entrance test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Certification of finances forms (international applicants)
  • Any supplemental material required by the department

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

Most graduate students receive financial aid in the form of 40%-time assistantships that currently pay $18,078 for the M.S. degree and $19,540 for the Ph.D. Degree. 

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