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Soil Science

University of Wisconsin Madison

24 months
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25548 USD/year
25548 USD/year
12220 USD/year
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About

The University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Soil Science is one of the oldest, largest, and most prominent soil science departments in the United States. It is globally renowned for its excellence in soil research and education. 

Overview

The Soil Science department's mission at the University of Wisconsin Madison is to provide instruction, research, and extension leadership in soil chemistry, physics, biology, and pedology to economic and sustainable land use. Programs are designed to improve basic understanding and practical management of soil resources in natural, agricultural, and urban ecosystems, and to serve local, state, national, and global interests. The department implements the Wisconsin Idea to the extended community and provides all generations with an appreciation of soil as a key natural resource and thorough understanding of the scientific basis of the environment and agriculture.

Soil Science entails understanding soils and applying the principles of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology to the sustainable management of soil and the environment. Soil science deals with the effects of climate change and its interaction with the soil, with scarcity of water resources, and the increase of food production to feed 9 billion people. The link between soils and biodiversity as well as the effects of soils on biofuel production is widely researched in the Department of Soil Science.

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulates, critiques, and elaborates theories, research methods, and approaches in soil science.
  • Identifies sources and assembles evidence addressing questions or challenges in soil science.
  • Understands the field of soil science in historical, social, and global contexts.
  • Selects and/or utilizes the appropriate methodologies and practices for soil science research.
  • Evaluates or synthesizes information addressing research questions.
  • Communicates clearly in oral and written forms.
  • Recognizes and applies principles of ethical and professional conduct.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Soil Science
  • Soils and Landscapes
  • Soil Physics
  • Physical Principles of Soil and Water Management
  • Environmental Biophysics
  • Soil Physics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A foundation in the basic sciences is essential for graduate study in soil science. The program requires all students to have successfully completed the pre-requisite or equivalent coursework listed below. Admission with deficiencies is possible but is likely to delay completion of graduate studies.
  • The following materials must be submitted when applying to the program: an online application, official transcripts, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, and three references. TOEFL scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
Living costs

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