MS Agronomy is distance education ONLY. There is NO on-campus equivalent. MS Agronomy students can earn Agronomy Graduate Certificate after completion of 6 specific courses as they work towards the full MS degree. Students interested in on-campus Agronomy majors must choose Crop Production & Physiology, Soil Science, Ag Meteorology or Plant Breeding.

Ph.D. Offered: None

Master's Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: Master of Science (M.S.)

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): No emphasis or specialization. Students must complete all program courses as listed in curriculum.

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Dawn Miller
Phone: 515-294-2999
E-mail Address:


Application Deadlines: April 1 for fall admission, October 1 for spring admission, However, if you meet all the course prerequisites and have a GPA of 3.2 or above, you can be admitted at any time.

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: Yes

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

MS Agronomy Admissions
716 Farmhouse Lane
2101 Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1051