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Plant and Soil Sciences, M.Sc.

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University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
The Plant and Soil Science program offered by The University of Vermont provides professional development for students who wish to continue their education after graduating with science oriented undergraduate programs, typically in earth, biological or agricultural sciences. In exceptional cases admission has been granted to students with degrees in other fields.


The Plant and Soil Science program offered by The University of Vermont require that the student completes a research program and a schedule of classes that is designed by the student and his/her advisor to support the research study. Each student will be further supported by a study committee that comprises faculty with expertise in relevant areas of science. Research topics are usually supported by peer-reviewed grants and thus address important topics in Plant and Soil Science and allied fields.

Plant and Soil Science is an applied science department. Our faculty work on developing sustainable strategies and technologies that solve problems associated with agriculture and food systems. Reaching out to stakeholders, for example farmers and land managers but also the public at large is part of the tradition of Land Grant Universities and their agricultural departments. For this reason, requirements in our graduate programs include communication with science professionals through professional presentations, the public through outreach efforts, and undergraduate students by contributing in our teaching effort.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Home & Garden Horticulture
  • Intro to Ecological Agr
  • A Bug's Life
  • Special Topics
  • Entomology & Pest Mgmt
  • Weed Ecology & Management
  • Plant Pathology
  • Indoor Plants
  • Cold Climate Viticulture

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Contact information for all three people who will provide letters of recommendation (information is submitted in the application)
  • One official transcript from each institution you have attended, including the one you currently attend 
  • Writing Sample (where required)
  • Test Scores (where required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1674 USD/credit
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  • National

    664 USD/credit
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
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