Academic Degree Programs

Master Non-Thesis Degree


Master of Soil Science

The Master of Soil Science is a non-thesis program. A minimum of 36 semester credit hours is required for graduation. At least 20 credit hours must come from 500, 600, 700, and 800 level courses with four to six of these credits being devoted to a special problem (SSC 620). One credit hour of seminar (SSC 601) is required and a maximum of two credit hours is acceptable. All requirements must be completed within six calendar years after the student first enrolls in a graduate course applicable to the program. For more information see our graduate handbook.

Master of Soil Science - Online

The program of study enhances professional skills and expertise essential to evaluating land for a variety of uses that include wetlands protection and restoration, on-site waste disposal, forest management, horticulture, as well as agriculture. The program allows students to increase their technical knowledge as well as develop field skills for understanding how soils should best be managed to maintain environmental quality and human health.
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More information is also available at N. C. State Distance Education

Master of Natural Resources

The Master of Natural Resources is a non-thesis program with an option in Soil Science. A minimum of 32 semester credit hours is required for graduation. The program consists of 15 hours in core courses and 17 hours in Soil Science courses. One credit hour of seminar (SSC 601) is required. This program requires the completion of a Master's project. All requirements must be completed within six calendar years after the student first enrolls in a graduate course applicable to the program. For more information see our graduate handbook. For more information see our graduate handbook.

Masters - non thesis