Crop Physiology graduate student, Gurpreet Virk, gathers photosythesis measurements in South Georgia.

The graduate program in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences trains students at the master's and doctoral levels and prepares them for careers in extension, academia and industry. Master's students typically work in Cooperative Extension, as well as in agricultural, environmental and regulatory industries. Doctoral students commonly fill research and development positions in academia and industry.

Master's Degrees

Learn more about the master's degree programs offered in crop and soil sciences.

Doctoral Degrees

Learn about the doctoral degrees offered through the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

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Admission Requirements for both M.S. and Ph.D. programs:

  • Transcripts in English
  • Letter of intent (Statement of Purpose)
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • GPA > 3.0 for M.S. students
  • GPA > 3.5 for Ph.D. students
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants
  • Minimum TOEFL score requirement: overall score of 80 with at least 20 on speaking and writing
  • Minimum IELTS score requirement: overall band-width of 6.5, with no single band (score) below 6.0.
  • Ph.D. applicants must have an M.S. 

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants

  • Fall Semester - July 1
  • Spring Semester - November 15
  • May and Extended Summer Session - April 1
  • Summer Semester - May 1

International Applicants

  • Fall Semester - April 15
  • Spring Semester - October 15
  • Summer Semester - February 15