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Master of Science in Plant & Soil Science (Great Plains IDEA)

Program Details

Plant and Soil Science includes the study of plant genetics, breeding, biotechnology, molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, weed control, and crop management as applied to efficient and economical production of field crops. 

Texas Tech University's online Master of Science in Plant and Soil Science allows students to study how to use and manage the application of biological, chemical and physical sciences with regard to natural and human-affected environments. The Master of Plant and Soil Science degree program at a distance is designed specifically to meet the needs of today's working professional. The Master of Plant and Soil Science offers the following specialization areas: crop science, soil science, crop protection, and fibers and biopolymers. 

This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.

The online Merchandising program is offered through:

  • Auburn University
  • University of Georgia
  • North Carolina State University
  • Texas Tech University


Students planning to pursue a master's degree must submit Graduate Records Exam (GRE) scores to the Graduate School. Scores must be less than five years old at the time of application.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges