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Master of Science, Master of, Doctor of Philosophy

Soil Science

Our graduate education opportunities in soil science will prepare students for careers with public and private organizations in soil and environmental sciences. Our students find employment opportunities with consulting firms, government organizations or academia. To ensure that all are well founded in the discipline, students are expected to acquire competence through coursework in the following sub-disciplines (four for master’s and all five for Ph.D. programs): soil physics, soil chemistry, soil microbiology, soil genesis and classification, and soil fertility.


Mike Mullen
Program Director

Angie Barefoot
Admissions Contact


  • Entrance Exam: None
  • Delivery Method: On Campus, Distance

Application Deadlines

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallJan 15 (aid); Mar 1 (Int, Adm only), Jun 25 (US, Adm only)
SpringSep 1 (aid); Sep 30 (Int., Adm only), Nov 25 (US, Adm only)
Summer 1Mar 25 (US); Dec 15 (Int)
Summer 2May 10 (US); Dec 15 (Int)