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.
Doctoral Degrees Offered: None
Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)
Online Degrees: Master of Science (M.S.)
Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:
- Understand the scientific principles underlying crop management and physiology, plant improvement, soil management and fertility, integrated pest management, and the interaction of these principles.
- Critically evaluate research in terms of design, content, potential application, and limitations with respect to agronomic systems.
- Apply agronomic knowledge to real-world problems via application of scientific principles.
- Understand group dynamics and facilitate the accomplishment of individual and collective goals.
- Communicate effectively with scientists, professionals, farmers, other professionals, and the general public for the purposes of learning and informing.
- Communicate electronically and utilize various internet information services.
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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
|Preapplication required for admission to the program. DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATION TO OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS before hearing from the program review committee.|
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Additional International Requirements:
English Proficiency Minimum:
|TOEFL Paper (PBT)||550|
|TOEFL Internet (iBT)||79|
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