M.Sc. On Campus

Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems

24 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems program at Southern Illinois University teaches students advanced soil and crop management techniques and also provides a broad but solid agricultural systems training with a focus on business, technology and management.


About the program

The Department offers an impressive array of graduate and undergraduate programs of study related to plant, soil and agricultural systems with a variety of customizable specializations. 

Our courses are diverse and cover everything from soil science to crop production, turfgrass management, ag education, biotechnology and agricultural systems technology management.

Our top-tier facilities ensure top-of-the-line classroom instruction coupled with exciting hands-on research in the field.

Our experienced and dedicated faculty provide an atmosphere of inclusive excellence, where every student is given equal access and plenty of opportunity to learn.

Students of the Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems program at Southern Illinois University also receive one-on-one guidance from their faculty advisor to customize a course of study in order to meet their employment and educational goals.

There is one destination for every journey. The Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems is happy to give you the support you need to build the future of your dreams.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crop science
  • Soil science
  • Horticultural science
  • Weed science
  • Plant genetics, biotechnology and pathology
  • Environmental studies in agriculture
  • Agricultural education and information

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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