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Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences

The University of Maine

12 months
Duration
1503 USD/credit 45090 USD/year
1503 USD/credit 45090 USD/year
461 USD/credit 13830 USD/year
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About

Areas of emphasis in the Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences program of The University of Maine include nutrient dynamics in agricultural and forest ecosystems, soil chemistry and plant nutrition, crop physiology and management, diversified cropping systems, weed ecology and management, and plant pathology.

Overview

The M.S. degree in Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science may be earned for a program of study comprising at least 30 hours of work including credit for graduate thesis work, which constitutes a major portion of the degree program.

Graduate students working in the areas of plant, soil, and environmental sciences can earn the Master of Science degree through the Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences program of The University of Maine.

Several of our faculty have cooperating appointments in other departments, providing some of our students with additional degree options. Graduate training programs in these areas are built from foundations in soil science, agronomy, plant physiology, ecology, microbiology, plant pathology, and statistics. Prospective graduate students should have completed course work in chemistry, mathematics, and biology, and in subject matter areas closely related to interests of the student and his/her advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biogeochemistry of Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Infectious Diseases and Food Safety- From Plants to Humans
  • Development and Growth of Plants
  • Physiological Ecology of Plants
  • Advanced Plant Pathology
  • Special Topics in Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences

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
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript of all previous college or university work
  • Official test scores
  • $65 application fee
  • Official English proficiency examination scores are required unless you have received a degree from an English-speaking institution
  • Certification of Finances to be submitted at the time of admission
  • A copy of your passport or visa to aid in processing I-20 paperwork

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1503 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    45090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1503 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 461 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Orono

1216 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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