Welcome to the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences programs for graduate education. Your time as a graduate student will be one of growth with a diverse range of learning opportunities placed before you. You are ultimately responsible for your path to professionalism, but the Plant and Soil Sciences faculty are here to help. As beginning professionals we encourage you to be involved with not only your research activities, but also with your fellow students and faculty colleagues. These networking opportunities and interactions will be some of the most valuable in your graduate career and beyond. Please don’t be shy, get to know both fellow students and the faculty. You are not alone. Enjoy the challenges and growth opportunities that lie ahead.
The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science degree in Plant and Soil Sciences, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Crop Science, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Crop Science Soil Science. Within these three programs are the following areas of specialization:
Cropping Systems & Modeling
Plant Breeding and Genetics
Soil Fertility &
Soil Morphology and Genesis
Water and Waste Management
Graduate Assessment Paperwork
Graduate students nearing the end of their program need to make certain that their committee members and major advisor receive copies of the necessary assessment paperwork. Faculty members are responsible for returning the paperwork to Melanie Bayles (171 AGH). If you have questions about the forms, please contact the Academic Program Coordinator, Melanie Bayles (email@example.com).