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A Master of Science is usually a one- or two-year degree program allowing students to intensely focus on an area of study. Students may engage in field work, laboratory experiments, or original research projects in addition to classroom learning. Some master’s degree programs require a master’s thesis before the degree is conferred.

What is an MSc in Agricultural Science? It is a course of study that usually provides a general knowledge base in plant and pest management, environmental science, food safety, education, and leadership. A master’s degree in agricultural science can often be either a general survey of agricultural topics or be tailored to a student’s particular interest. Students may be able to specialize further with courses in advanced topics such as biosecurity and biotechnology. Agricultural science degrees are highly interdisciplinary and customizable, reflecting the complex and changing needs of modern agriculture.

The degree usually provides students with the knowledge needed to advance their agricultural or educational career in their subspecialty. Gaining a master's often improves job prospects by opening up new positions or opportunities for promotion.

The price of tuition for a master’s degree program in agricultural science can be quite different depending on the location of the school and whether or not the program includes online courses. Prospective students should do their research thoroughly before choosing a program.

A student with a master’s degree in agricultural science could work in an academic, industrial or government research position, focusing on anything from horticulture to soil science to food technology. They may also find employment in the agriculture industry as a farmer or entrepreneur. Other options include working as an educator or taking a political position related to agricultural concerns.

With so many degree programs available, the search process can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. To begin researching the ideal program for your needs, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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42 Results in Agricultural Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Agribusiness needs people like you who know and understand the science of agriculture. Companies demand you not only know the science but can transform that knowledge int ... [+]

MSc in Agricultural Production: STEM – Designated Degree

Combine your passion for the animal, crop, or environmental science and business in the Agricultural Production PSM program. Earn your Master’s degree in just 18 months with no research or thesis.

Transforming Science

Agribusiness needs people like you who know and understand the science of agriculture. Companies demand you not only know the science but can transform that knowledge into meaningful products and services. When you graduate from the Agricultural Production PSM program, you will leave with advanced knowledge in agricultural science and relevant real-world business knowledge and skills.

Agriculture is all about relationships. Learn to build connections between the laboratory, field, farmer, consumer, regulator, and investor. Your science and business courses will not only help you understand these connections but aid you in creating strategies and making decisions that will enhance food production.... [-]

USA Champaign
August 2020
English (USA)
Full-time
18 months
Campus
University of Göttingen

Are you interested in both crops and livestock? Are you excited about an international career in breeding research? Choose the new master's program: Integrated Plant and ... [+]

Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB)

Are you interested in both crops and livestock?

Shaping the future of breeding research

Are you excited about an international career in breeding research?

Choose the new master's program:

Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding

The application portal will open April 1st for EU applicants

The application portal for NON-EU applicants is closed!

iPAB at a Glance: Language: English Admission requirements: BSc in agriculture, biology or related disciplines; the admission regulations for the master program "Agricultural Sciences" will be applied; ONLY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Proof of proficiency in English: CEFR Level C1 (TOEFL or equivalent) Your profile: High degree of self-motivation and natural curiosity to tackle complex biological problems; Research-minded and not afraid of big data, mathematics and statistics; Interest in a long term engagement in international breeding research Contents/ Modules: Compulsory modules: Quantitative genetics and population genetics Breeding schemes and programs in plant and animal breeding Statistical genetics, breeding informatics and experimental design Biotechnology and molecular genetics in plant and animal breeding Selection theory, design and optimization of breeding programs Elective Modules: e.g. Breeding Informatics Legal issues in plant and animal breeding Poultry breeding and genetics Biotechnology and forest genetics Genetic resources Seed Marketing Internship and further interesting modules Career perspectives: ... [-]
Germany Göttingen
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Full-time
2 - 2 years
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Northwest Missouri State University

The Master of Science program in agriculture is designed to further develop the technical knowledge and professional training necessary for those preparing for occupation ... [+]

The Master of Science program in agriculture is designed to further develop the technical knowledge and professional training necessary for those preparing for occupations in agriculture and for more advanced graduate studies. The emphasis is on current knowledge and how it may be adapted to future problems of all those engaged in producing, processing, and marketing of agricultural products. This program is implemented by selecting one of the three following options:

Option One: Thesis

In addition to 32 hours of coursework, students who pursue this option will be required to write a thesis and must be actively engaged in an acceptable research program. Students must have a score of at least 300 on both the verbal portion and quantitative portions of the GRE before they will be admitted to candidacy.... [-]

USA Maryville
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Full-time
16 months
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Czech University of Life Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Management

The master's degree study branch European Agrarian Diplomacy that is being taught in English has been established based on a request by the CR Ministry of Agriculture aim ... [+]

The form of Study: Full-time Study

Length of Study: 2 years (4 semesters)

Entrance Exams: written form of the test from Economics and Management and Social Sciences in English only.

The master's degree study branch European Agrarian Diplomacy that is being taught in English has been established based on a request by the CR Ministry of Agriculture aimed at the education of specialists for the EU Common Agricultural Policy able to occupy the relevant positions both in the national and European institutions. Taking into account width of the problems and the significance of agriculture within the bounds of the European Union policies, the study branch has not been concentrated upon adaptation of the Czech Republic into the EU structures only, but it has been preparing specialists oriented in the current trends, be it within the boundaries of the agrarian sector development of European Union itself (Europe 2020 Strategy), or in the global questions and Europe's position in global agriculture.... [-]

Czech Republic Praha-Suchdol
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering is about ensuring the prosperity and well-being of current and future generations in both the global North and global South. Agro- and ec ... [+]

Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering is about ensuring the prosperity and well-being of current and future generations in both the global North and global South. Agro- and ecosystems provide a wide range of essential goods and services such as food, water, energy, and biodiversity. Yet, the contemporary context of population growth, rapid urbanization, economic globalization, climate change, deforestation, soil pollution and degradation challenges the future provisioning of a sufficient quantity and quality of these goods and services.

What is the Master of Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering all about?

The Master of Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering (ACE) provides in-depth knowledge of the functioning and management of natural and production-oriented ecosystems. You can choose to focus on either temperate or (sub)tropical settings, or a combination of both. You compliment the interdisciplinary core programme with a major specialization in one out of four different domains: biological production, abiotic and biotic environment, bioeconomics, and bio-geo information.... [-]

Belgium Leuven
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering

Master of Science and Engineering, Major in Agricultural Science Our Agricultural Science program aims to meet the current and future needs of companies, public authoriti ... [+]

Master of Science and Engineering, Agricultural Science

The Agricultural Science major aims to meet the current and future needs of companies, public authorities and research laboratories by training future managers and scientists benefiting from French and European expertise in the fields of :

livestock housing, nutrition and production crop systems modelling, protection and management smart farming and new technologies in agriculture Course Objectives

First, the fundamental objective of this program is to have a general overview of Agricultural Science. Courses range from food chain theory and crop management to livestock and plant production. Although this general approach is taught through its technical and scientific aspects, it is also crucial to include economic, sociological and ethical aspects to comprehend the notion of sustainability in agricultural.... [-]

France Lille
October 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University Of Debrecen

The aim of the training is to train agricultural water management engineers who are able to use creative engineering in the field of sustainable integrated water manageme ... [+]

Academic discipline: Agricultural Science

Degree: Master of Science (MSc)

Qualification: Agricultural Water Management Engineer

Duration: 4 semesters

Credits obtained: The master’s degree requires the completion of 120 credits (ETC).

Aim of the program: The aim of the graduate program is to train agricultural water management engineers who, equipped with knowledge and skills acquired over the course of the program, are able to use creative engineering in the field of sustainable integrated water management within the field of agricultural water management. With their qualifications, graduates are able to cooperate with other experts in solving domestic and international problems related to their field of expertise.... [-]

Hungary Debrecen
February 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Georgia - College of Engineering

The MS in Agricultural Engineering is oriented toward executing engineering solutions for feed, fiber, and food production problems and/or postharvest processing problems ... [+]

Overview

The MS in Agricultural Engineering is oriented toward executing engineering solutions for feed, fiber, and food production problems and/or postharvest processing problems. Problems addressed by this degree are generally at or beyond the field scale; however, solution approaches frequently begin at the bench-scale level.

Program Description

The MS in Agricultural Engineering degree provides an opportunity for learning advanced data analyses skills and original research presentation skills. Problem definition skills are also stressed. The MS in Agricultural Engineering will preserve and continue the enduring legacy of Agricultural Engineering research at the University of Georgia.... [-]

USA Athens
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development aims at giving an in-depth knowledge and know-how related to nutrition and rural development related topics, crea ... [+]

The first year of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development aims at giving an in-depth knowledge and know-how related to nutrition and rural development related topics, creating a common academic level between all program students of diverse backgrounds. The programme consists of the one hand of basic knowledge, insights and skills in the areas of production, transformation, preservation, marketing and consumption of food products. On the other hand, it contains a practically oriented component that enables the alumni to identify problems by means of quantitative and qualitative research methods and analytical techniques, to assess and rank causes, and to plan, to execute and to evaluate appropriate interventions.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
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Full-time
2 years
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University of Lisbon

MEDfOR is an International Master Programme in the field of Forestry. It is offered by a Consortium of 7 Universities, all located in the Mediterranean Basin. ... [+]

OVERVIEW

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class International Master Programme on the field of Forestry and sustainability, implemented in 2012.

It is the only program in Europe that simultaneously addresses the economic, ecological and social challenges of sustainable Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management.

MEDfOR also address specific topics on the field of forestry, with particular emphasis on the Mediterranean area such as:

·forest as a unique world heritage,

·forest management and conservation

·forestry role in the welfare of the society.

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Portugal Lisbon Italy Viterbo Padua Spain Lleida Palencia Turkey Trabzon Porto  + 7 More
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2 years
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University of Eastern Finland

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our pr ... [+]

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MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our programme is acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014 and for years 2016–2019.

Our programme is a two-year interdisciplinary programme that provides academic education in the field of sustainable resource management with an emphasis on current bioeconomy issues. MSc EF offers a new approach to forestry and nature management markets and it connects the increasing number of forest-related issues with a European dimension at international as well as national levels. The objective of the MSc EF programme is to educate professionals who have a thorough understanding of a sustainable forest bioeconomy as well as the European business culture. The curriculum is specifically designed to take into consideration the needs of potential employers and therefore our graduates are highly valued by national and international agencies, governmental bodies, NGO's, research institutions and timber, paper and pulp enterprises.... [-]

Finland Joensuu
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Lincoln

This programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise to undertake technical and product management roles in the globally important agr ... [+]

This programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise to undertake technical and product management roles in the globally important agri-food sector.

The agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change and health and well-being.

Students will have the opportunity to study areas such as advanced crop science, advanced food manufacturing, new product and process development, food safety & technical management, as well as commercial, operational, supply chain and agile management.

Students will also have access to industry-relevant specialist technologies and new equipment at both the University of Lincoln’s food and agricultural campuses, the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at Holbeach, and at Riseholme Park.... [-]

United Kingdom Lincoln
August 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Padova

Forest Science Master Degree prepares high-profile graduates with a holistic, innovative and international vision on the management and conservation of forests and natura ... [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. Course description

Forest Science offers two different curricula.

Forest and Land Management forms specialists in sustainable management, conservation and integrated valorisation of forests and natural resources and is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to forestry. Subjects taught include applied ecology and functioning of natural ecosystems, management of wildlife and insects, biotic and abiotic disturbances and related mitigation tools, applied forestry and forest operations, forest pathology, bio-economy and resource valorization, hydrology, fluviomorphology, integrated management of erosion in steep slopes of mountainous areas. Students acquire awareness and understanding of the organization of forest and mountain ecosystems and skills for sustainable management of forests and rural landscape, especially in an Alpine and Mediterranean environment.... [-]

Italy Padua
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Full-time
2 years
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ISARA Lyon

The European MSc Agroecology is a European program coordinated by ISARA-Lyon and leading to a double degree between ISARA-Lyon and the Norwegian University of Life Scienc ... [+]

The European MSc Agroecology is a European Master’s program coordinated by ISARA-Lyon and leading to a double degree between ISARA-Lyon and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

The European MSc Agroecology is a two-year program (120 ECTS), professionally oriented, to study interactions among agricultural, food and environmental sciences in a socially oriented and action driven perspective.

The objective of the program is to prepare graduates to produce innovation in agroecology, to create and support sustainability in the farming and food systems.The program provides the ecological principles to study, design and manage agroecosystems that are both productive and natural resource preserving, socially just and economically viable. It prepares students to link theory to practice and to cope with the complex situation at different scales by combining scientific learning with professional and practical experiences.... [-]

France Lyon
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Full-time
2 years
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University of Helsinki

Would you like to be involved in finding solutions to future challenges of food and energy production, such as climate change, population growth and limited energy resour ... [+]

How to de­velop sus­tain­able food pro­duc­tion?

Would you like to be involved in finding solutions to future challenges of food and energy production, such as climate change, population growth and limited energy resources? Are you interested in animal welfare, clean soil, environmental issues or the newest methods in biological and genetic engineering? Would you like to learn about automation and robotics in agriculture? Join the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences on the Viikki Campus to find solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow. The University of Helsinki is the only university in Finland to offer academic education in this field.

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Finland Helsinki
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Full-time
2 years
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