New Graduate Degree Offered

Stockbridge School of Agriculture is proud to announce an accelerated graduate program for students seeking a Master of Science in Plant & Soil Sciences.

The 5th Year Masters Degree in Plant and Soil Sciences

  • The Stockbridge Masters Degree qualifies graduates for advanced career opportunities, and prepares students for admission to PhD programs
  • The accelerated 30-credit degree can be completed in 2 semesters, is available to all Stockbridge BS majors and Environmental Science majors, and offers both a thesis and a non-thesis track
  • Up to 9 credits at the 500 level can be taken during the BS program and transferred towards the MS degree
  • Undergraduates in allied programs, such as Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, ECO, Food Science, Geosciences, and Microbiology, are highly encouraged to apply
  • For more information email Graduate Program Director Dr Masoud Hashemi

Suggested Research Areas

  • Climate Change Adaption

  • Soil Pollution and Health

  • Nano-Enabled Agriculture

  • Plant Biotechnology

  • Agroecology

  • Plant Health and Physiology

  • Insect-Plant Interaction

  • Soil Biogeochemistry

  • Turfgrass Science

  • Horticulture Science

Preparation Steps for Juniors and Seniors

In your junior year, join a research lab working on a related topic.  Plan and take appropriate pre-requisite courses in anticipation of taking 500-level courses in your junior/senior year.  Learn about the MS program and discuss your application plans in advance with your potential graduate faculty advisor.

In your senior year, complete at least 6 credits in your planned graduate research area, at the 500 level. (Up to 9 credits can be transfered to the MS program).  Apply to the Graduate School by Feb 1st for fall admission

Help Promote This New Graduate Degree Option

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