Graduate Programs

Master of Science

The Master of Science in Soil Science is a research degree that requires the successful completion of a research problem and the submittal of a written thesis that documents the research. A minimum of 30 semester credit hours is required for graduation. At least 20 credit hours must come from 500, 600, 700, and 800 level courses. Courses at the 400 (undergraduate) level can be counted toward the 30 credit hour requirement only if they do not come from the major field. The 30 credit hours required in the Plan of Graduate Work must include at least one credit hour, but not more than two credit hours, of seminar (SSC 601) and must include a minimum of two, but not more than six, credit hours of research (SSC 693 or SSC 695). Additional credit hours of seminar and research may be taken in addition to the required 30 credit hours to fulfill continuous registration requirements but do not need to be listed on the Plan of Graduate Work. All requirements must be completed within six calendar years after the student first enrolls in a graduate course applicable to the program. A non-credit exit seminar is required. For more information see our graduate handbook.


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