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Soil and Crop Sciences

Cornell University

12 months
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Candidates  at the Soil and Crop Sciences program from Cornell University, are expected to independently synthesize and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the discipline in a timely fashion.

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Overview

The Field of Soil and Crop Sciences from Cornell University, occupies a modern and diversified agronomic research facility. An air-conditioned, eleven-story research tower and adjoining wings incorporate fully equipped laboratory, teaching, office, and supporting spaces.

Growth chambers and greenhouses are on the campus, and there are three main field stations near Ithaca. Some members of the field are staff members at the Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health or the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, both of which are on campus.

Many of the faculty members have research programs concerning international agricultural and environmental issues in tropical and subtropical regions. A limited number of students can do most or all of their research overseas.

Field Crop Science covers a wide spectrum, from field-scale applied projects to cell physiology and biotechnology. Studies seek to improve crop productivity and quality, both nationally and internationally, and to identify physiological factors that could be improved through plant breeding or genetic engineering.

Soil Science focuses on the processes and properties of the soil environment. It emphasizes improving the suitability of soil for crop growth while preserving its value as a natural resource by using ecologically sound approaches.

Learning Outcomes

A candidate for a doctoral degree in Soil and Crop Sciences is expected to work independently and to demonstrate mastery of knowledge and leadership in the Field of Soil and Crop Sciences. Recipients of the doctoral degree will demonstrate the ability to initiate, lead and complete research in the field of soil and crop sciences. 

Programme Structure

Concentrations included:

  • Agronomy
  • Field Crop Science
  • Soil Science
  • Environmental Information Systems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants
  • two recommendations
  • GRE general test for U.S. applicants recommended (advised for non-U.S. citizens and all applicants seeking financial support)

Tuition Fee

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    20800 USD/year
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  • National

    20800 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20800 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
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