Agricultural Biology - Master of Science
There is currently a strong need for M.S. graduates trained in these areas, and the demand is expected to increase dramatically.
Students are prepared for careers in research, extension, teaching, private consulting, industry, and government or to continue in a broad range of Ph.D. programs. Specific career opportunities include positions as agricultural consultants, technical and sales representatives for industry, state departments of agriculture and USDA specialists, agricultural extension agents, industry research and environmental technicians.
The Master of Science degree program in Agricultural Biology is designed to produce graduates with the academic and research background needed to facilitate effective, innovative, and environmentally sound protection of plants and animals from a wide and varied spectrum of pests.
|EPWS 590||Graduate Seminar 1||1|
|Experimental Statistics 3||3|
|Courses within EPPWS||13|
|Plant Mineral Nutrition||3|
|Diagnosing Plant Disorders||3|
|Advanced Integrated Pest Management||3|
|Introduction to Weed Science (f)||4|
|Environmental Behavior of Pesticides (so)||3|
|Scientific Writing- How to be a Productive and Effective Writing||1-3|
|Special Topics 4||1-4|
|Ecology and Management of Invasive Plant Species||3|
All graduate students are required to enroll in two (2) credits of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science seminars. Typically, a student will take one seminar credit during the first semester of graduate school and present their thesis proposal plan. Each student will take the second seminar credit in their last semester and present a public exit seminar just prior to the defense of their thesis work
Outlines for M.S. degree plans are generated by the student in consultation with the major professor and with input from the student's assigned graduate committee.
Exact course is selected with professor and/ or committee based off previous statistics experience.
Maximum of 4 credits per semester. No more than 9 credits toward a degree.
Additional Requirements- Outlines for M.S. degree plans are generated by the student in consultation with the major professor and with input from the student's assigned graduate committee.
- A minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate work is required of which:
- At least 15 credits must be in courses numbered 500 or above.
- At least 15 credits must be in EPWS courses.
- At least half of the credits (exclusive of thesis) must be taken with other than a single professor.
- Designated hours to be completed: