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Master of Science in Plant & Soil Sciences

Program Details

As environmental issues take center stage on global political and economic arenas, there’s more demand than ever for soil scientists with the ability to analyze, manage and conserve the land. This part-time program, designed for working professionals, readies you for certification as a Professional Soil Scientist and prepares you for careers in soil conservation, environmental consultancy, landscape design, agricultural management and other growing fields.


Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field such as geology, engineering, public health, biology, or environmental sciences.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


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