M.Sc. On Campus

Plant Science

Utah State University

12 months
15964 USD/year
15964 USD/year
4684 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Plant Science program of the Utah State University is centered on the biology, genetics, and management of plants and other issues related to agricultural and horticultural production.


The Plant Science program of the Utah State University focus on regional issues pertaining to the West and current environmental issues, such as the management of invasive weed species, specifically the weed problems of the Intermountain West, and the challenges of organic and sustainable agriculture in the West’s arid climate.

Each graduate student in the department follows a unique and completely customized plan of study. Students work closely with faculty on research projects and receive individual attention and mentoring as they complete their research. Students can focus their research in a variety of areas as they develop solutions to current problems. Those areas may include environmental plant physiology, genetics, molecular biology, plant breeding, crop production, sustainable and organic crop and forage production systems, weed science, urban landscape management, and water management in agricultural and horticultural crops, including turf and other ornamentals.

Career Options

Graduates in plant science can pursue the following careers:

  • Plant breeder
  • Plant genetics
  • Fertilizer development
  • Pesticide research and development
  • Weed control
  • Weed scientist
  • Consulting scientist
  • Plant disease control
  • Research and development
  • Sales
  • Manage operations for large farms

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Instrumentation
  • Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces
  • Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry
  • Advanced Agroecology
  • Sustainable Low Water Landscaping
  • Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students without an undergraduate or graduate degree in plants, soils, biometeorology, or a closely related field may be required to complete selected undergraduate courses prior to admission
  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Score at or above the 40th percentile on the GRE
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15964 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7982 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15964 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7982 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2342 USD per semester during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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