Join our award-winning researchers and change the world!

Courses and hands-on experience provide the advanced techniques that will enable you to address environmental and agricultural problems facing our global community. If you're interested in our graduate program, browse our scientist's areas of expertise and current research projects. If a subject or project interests you, reach out to that researcher. A faculty member must agree to be your major professor before admission into the program. Our graduate students are mentored by their major professor, as well as their Program of Study committee which includes a small group of faculty members, one of which must be in a different field of study.

Interdepartmental programs

Our courses and faculty are involved in a number of different interdepartmental graduate programs that include an aspect of agronomy.


Getting your Masters

On campus graduate students conduct research with the goal of writing of thesis. Distance students use their professional and educational experience to complete a creative component. In addition, masters students complete a final oral exam.


Getting your Ph.D

Upon acceptance, Ph.D candidates must first pass a preliminary exam before being officially joining the program. They manage a research project and use that experience to write a dissertation. In their final oral exam, the student defends their dissertation which is open to the public. A final oral examination is given by the Program of Study Committee.

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Check the Course Catalog for program requirements and a list of classes.