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Viticulture and Enology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #472 (BCR) California, PA, United States
The Master of Science in Viticulture and Enology at California State University, Fresno, is a 30-unit program designed to provide advanced studies and in-depth knowledge in the fundamentals of plant physiology, microbiology, and grape and wine chemistry, as well as technical writing and formal presentation of research reports.
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Overview

Full-time graduate students may earn the degree within two years when working closely with an adviser. To accommodate part-time students, graduate courses are offered in the late afternoon or evenings.

It is the goal of the Department of Viticulture and Enology to be a world-class center of excellence that can effectively meet the needs of students and the broader community. The department offers courses in viticulture and enology. Each degree integrates viticulture and enology offerings with the basic sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics) and management skills to build a well-balanced foundation.

The Department of Viticulture and Enology at California State University, Fresno was officially established in July 2000. The foundations for the current curricula are firmly based in the sciences such as botany, chemistry, soil science, and microbiology. Classes in viticulture and enology are designed to help the students incorporate the basic sciences into the production of grapes and wines with numerous opportunities for “hands-on” learning experiences. 

Student Facilities 

  • We have the only university teaching facilities in the world that combines 120 acres of table, raisin and wine grape vineyards, a commercial 50,000 gallon winery, and a processing facility suitable for small-scale raisin production. 
  • This unique combination of academics and facilities has provided the training ground for numerous award winning viticulturists and winemakers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Enology
  • Wine Evaluation Techniques
  • Grape and Wine Chemistry
  • Advanced Sensory Evaluation of Wines
  • Cellar Operations
  • Wine Business

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Submit a Cal State Apply online and pay $55 USD (non-refundable) by credit card
  • English language proficiency
  • Original or certified copies of all university transcripts with literal English translation. Any coursework presented after an offer of admission is made will not be considered for credit
  • Financial document (no older than 6 months) & Affidavit of Support from sponsors showing the amount and source of support for a minimum of one school year of study
  • A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (if applicable)
  • Official admission test score report (GRE* or GMAT*) - if applicable
  • Additional Documentation (if required by the department) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15147 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15147 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15147 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15147 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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