M.Sc. On Campus

Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences

12 months
33548 USD/year
33548 USD/year
13674 USD/year
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The interdepartmental graduate program in Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science at the University of Kentucky.


Learning outcomes

Our faculty belong to the Departments of Forestry, Horticulture, and Plant and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment.   IPSS builds strength in the current graduate M.S. and Ph.D. research areas of Crop Science, Horticulture, Forest Science, Plant Biology, and Soil Science. 

The Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences integrated program at the University of Kentucky provides a unique opportunity to cultivate and exploit the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to graduate education and research. The IPSS program provides a dynamic environment that can evolve interdisciplinary credentials, programs, and projects tailored to suit the needs of current and future graduate students in the plant and soil science disciplines, and develop options responsive to developing scientific trends in agricultural science.   

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Nanoparticles in the environment
  • Novel flavonoids
  • Agriculture and global climate change
  • New technologies in nutrient analysis
  • Agronomic practices that destroy soil fragipans and improve soil water holding capacity
  • Developing and releasing a new non-toxic tall fescue variety

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • All applicants are automatically considered for competitive departmental assistantships.
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13674 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13674 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 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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