Graduate Program Specializations

We offer graduate programs leading to a Master's or Doctoral Degree in Agronomy and Horticulture with the following areas of specialization: Plant Breeding and Genetics; Crop Physiology and Production; Soil and Water Science; Range, Forage and Turfgrass Sciences; and Weed Science. Our degree programs are highly integrated with other departments to provide the best preparation for a fulfilling and exciting career.

Plant Breeding and Genetics

Wheat

The Plant Breeding and Genetics specialization prepares students to serve as functional members of collaborative teams that design and select plants with desirable phenotypic, and hence underlying genetic, variation that favorably impacts delivery of the desired ecosystem service.

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Crop Physiology and Production

wheat harvest

The Crop Physiology & Production specialization prepares students to understand, manage, and improve productivity, efficiency, and profit of cropping systems.

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Soil and Water Science

Soil health

The Soil and Water Science specialization prepares students to understand, manage, and improve water and soil management and agro-ecosystem services.

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Range, Forage and Turfgrass

Forage

The Range, Forage and Turfgrass Sciences specialization prepares students for future careers focused on extensively or intensively managed grassland systems including native grassland ecosystems and improved grasslands for grazing, conservation management, and urban/recreational grassland ecosystems.

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Weed Science

Weeds

The Weed Science specialization prepares students for designing production practices to improve crop resilience to weeds based on the principles of integrated weed management.

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Doctor of Plant Health

corn

The world critically needs more sustainable production systems for food, fuel, fiber and landscapes. The Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) program is a professional program that offers an exciting opportunity to those who want to be leaders and make a difference in these productions systems.

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