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Soil and Land Resources, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) , ID,
Soil is a vital natural resource essential to human survival. Pursue your degree by digging deep into the field of soil science. 

About

Much of your learning will occur during your independent research in the form of a thesis or dissertation. You might conduct lab-based research on topics like heavy-metal contamination, selenium toxicity, or biopesticides for soil-borne pests. Or you could go out into the field to track water flow through soil, examine the origins of Idaho’s soil, or explore environmentally friendly ways to boost crop production.

Programme Structure

In this program, you will develop valuable expertise about the soil ecosystem and build the research skills to address soil issues related to sustainable agriculture and the environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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  • Minimum required score:

    48

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

Admission requirements:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Scans of Official Transcripts 
  • Area of Emphasis Form 
  • Personal Information Form
  • Writing Sample 

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      26988 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 13494 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      9352 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 4676 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Moscow

    • 750 - 1100 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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