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MS in Crop and Soil Sciences

Students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in crop and soil sciences can select from the following areas of emphasis:

Each student will submit to the graduate coordinator, through his/her major professor, a program of study (list of proposed courses) by the end of the first semester of residence. The program of study must then be submitted to the Graduate School. A thesis proposal approved by the advisory committee must be submitted to the graduate coordinator by the end of the second semester. These items become a permanent part of the student's departmental file and record. The thesis proposal ensures an early start on a research project suitable for a thesis.

Program of Study

  • Minimum of 30 hours of graduate coursework
  • Includes 3 hours of CRSS 7300 (thesis writing)
  • Includes maximum of 6 hours of CRSS 7000 (thesis research)
  • Twelve of the remaining 21 hours must be graduate level only
  • Includes 1 hour of CRSS 8100 (graduate seminar)
  • Includes at least one graduate statistics course
  • Must be completed within a six-year timeframe

Advisory Committee

  • Includes major professor and at least two other members
  • May have two co-major professors, in which case one has to be from the Crop and Soil Sciences department
  • In the case of two co-major professors, the committee must have a minimum of four members because two co-major professors count as only one member.
  • May include a non-UGA member with terminal degree
  • Majority of committee must have UGA graduate faculty status

Degree Code


Graduate Coordinator
Miguel L. CabreraProfessor
  • Crop & Soil Sciences
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