Thank you for your interest in the graduate education in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
All individuals interested in working with our faculty on M.S. or Ph.D. programs must apply through the Plant Biology Program. Please note that this graduate work includes the full spectrum of agricultural and environmental study pursued by our faculty, including plant physiology, molecular biology, plant/pathogen ecology, production technology, soil science, agricultural marketing, etc.
The application deadline for the Plant Biology Graduate Program is December 15. Please visit the Plant Biology Graduate Program’s website for application guidelines, requirements, etc.
How to Apply
Applications to the Graduate School can be obtained from the Graduate School, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 U.S.A. Applications to the Graduate School can be obtained from the Graduate School, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 U.S.A., or downloaded or submitted online via the Graduate School Website. The University requires submission of GRE scores and letters of recommendation along with a completed application form for admission. Applications should be sent directly to the Graduate School. Graduate applications that specify interest in the Plant Biology Program will then be forwarded to the Program by the Graduate School. These applications will then be reviewed by a Plant Biology faculty committee to judge whether the qualifications of the student are acceptable. The Graduate School application fee must be paid before an application can be reviewed.
PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline for the Plant Biology Graduate Program is December 15.
Although late applications are occasionally accepted, applications received by December 15 will be eligible for a broader range of funding opportunities. School funding is not available for students who begin in the Spring semester. Applicants are discouraged from applying to begin in the Spring semester unless an advisor has been identified who can provide full funding.
Off-campus Professional Soil Science M.S. degrees are also available.