Master of Science in Plant & Soil Sciences
University of Massachusetts-Amherst - College of Natural Sciences Stockbridge School of Agriculture
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.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
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Accreditation & Licensing
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field such as geology, engineering, public health, biology, or environmental sciences.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is presently not accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Alabama and Arkansas.
The Stockbridge School of Agriculture is central to the mission of the University of Massachusetts and builds upon a historical tradition and public commitment to support sustainable local, national, and global agriculture through research and education in economic vitality, environmental integrity, and social justice of sustainable landscape and agricultural systems. The Stockbridge School of Agriculture engages students to become future leaders, decision makers and critical thinkers and to create career opportunities in a rapidly changing world.
Further, we provide research-based information to:
- Green-industry professionals
- Equine professionals
- The public
- Policy-makers and
- Others in agriculture to develop and promote innovative solutions to existing and emerging problems related to managed ecosystems
We have a large faculty including a variety of specialties in farming and green industries. We offer associate’s and bachelor’s degrees and provide graduate training leading to master’s and Ph.D.'s.
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