The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Division for International Studies is now offering an International M.Sc. Agriculture in Environmental Quality Sciences, taught 1 year in English in Israel.
The M.Sc. in Environmental Quality Sciences prepares students to address the challenges of global environmental issues:
- development of alternative water and energy resources,
- water and soil pollution treatment,
- waste recycling,
- agricultural intensification,
- environmentally sustainable pest control and plant protection,
- and related economics.
The program is specifically designed for English-speaking international students and a number of scholarships are available for students from less-economically developed countries. The M.Sc. program spans three consecutive semesters over a 12-month period, including a summer semester. The non-thesis degree requires 46 credits of core, required and elective courses, including a written and oral research exercise conducted under the supervision of a mentor.
The program will be taught by academic staff from the Faculty's Environmental Quality and Natural Resources in Agriculture department and the Agricultural Research Center's Volcani Institute. The courses will cover broad areas of scientific research, among them, environmental microbiology, ecology, soil and water, economics, weed control, botany and plant protection. The common factor is an understanding of the processes that affect and improve the quality of the environment and nurture sustainable agricultural environment for future generations.
The M.Sc. in Environmental Quality Sciences will be the fourth English-language M.Sc. program offered by the Division for International Studies. The other three are the M.Sc. programs in Plant Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Animal Sciences. With the addition of Environmental Quality Sciences, all four institutes of the Faculty of Agriculture will be represented in an English-language curriculum. The fully-accredited programs lead to a non-thesis master's degree from the Hebrew University and offer an option for qualifying students to transfer to the thesis track following successful completion of the first year.
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Last updated January 18, 2016