Master of Science Programs in Agricultural Science

Compare 45 Masters of Science in Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

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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Master in Agriculture

Northwest Missouri State University
Campus Full time 16 months January 2019 USA Maryville

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Animal, Dairy, Poultry sciences

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Boston

The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. [+]

Animal Sciences

The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. We offer a variety of degree programs including animal science, dairy science, dairy foods technology and poultry science. We also offer training in equine science, meat science, companion animals and pre-veterinary medicine. Our programs prepare students for challenging careers. We also offer a variety of scholarship and career-oriented internship opportunities for qualified students.

Mission

The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. We offer a variety of degree programs including animal science, dairy science, dairy foods technology and poultry science. We also offer training in equine science, meat science, companion animals and pre-veterinary medicine. Our programs prepare students for challenging careers. We also offer a variety of scholarship and career-oriented internship opportunities for qualified students. ... [-]


Master of Science in Rural Estate Management

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Cirencester

This one-year Masters degree provides a highly-regarded course of studies to equip you for such a career. Not only does it provide an opportunity to gain an MSc in Rural Estate Management, but also a fast-track route to qualification as a chartered surveyor, as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) fully accredits this course. [+]

The aims of the course are to enable you to acquire the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice as a rural property manager and for entry to the relevant professional bodies, such as RICS and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).

It is an intensive 12-month study programme with an emphasis on the practical integration and development of the traditional core elements of a land management course. Modules are designed to provide an understanding of the areas of professional involvement and practice that will have to be considered when delivering advice on all manner of decisions relating to rural estate management.

The final part of the course will take the form of a research-based dissertation on a topic of your choice. To assist you with your dissertations, there is a series of workshops on research methodology and the preparation of a research dissertation. In addition, a member of staff is assigned to supervise your dissertation and you will also have a personal tutor.... [-]


Master in Agricultural Science

ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 France Lille

Master of Science and Engineering, Major in 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. [+]

Master of Science and Engineering, Major in 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.... [-]


Master of Bioscience Engineering: Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering (Leuven)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Rural Development Engineering, MSc

University Of Debrecen
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Hungary Debrecen

The objective of the program is to prepare professionals for understanding sustainable development and the present problems of rural areas basing on knowledge relating to agriculture, economic management as well as regional and rural development, for cooperating in the determination of the possible directions of development, defining special development programs, managing their realizations and carrying out the monitoring of the processes. [+]

Course structure:

Accounting for Managers (5 credits) Agrarian Policy (3 credits) Agrarian Policy Analysis Programs (3 credits) Alternative Management (3 credits) Community Development (3 credits) Corporation for The Rural Development (3 credits) Economic Law (4 credits) Economics of Agricultural Markets (4 credits) Economics of Agriculture Sectors (5 credits) Food Chain Safety (2 credits) Human Resource Management (3 credits) Integrated Regional Development (3 credits) Integrated Settlement Development (3 credits) Local Economic and Enterprise Development (3 credits) Local Rural Development (3 credits) Production Economics (4 credits) Project Management (3 credits) Regional Planning and Programming (7 credits) Research Methodology (5 credits) Rural and Environmental Policy (4 credits) Rural Economy (4 credits) Rural Security Studies (3 credits) Rural Sociology (3 credits) Trading and Logistics Studies (4 credits)... [-]


Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Brussels

The interuniversity master’s programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. It integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and encourages students to also consider conservational and sustainability features. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The programme provides insight into the diversity and complexity of the life and processes in the oceans, seas, lakes and estuaries and skills to study and manage them. In many cases, this diversity is endangered because the aquatic environment is increasingly coming under pressure—climate change, biodiversity erosion, increasing fishery requirements and overfishing, pollution, developments in aquaculture, coastal reclamation, etc. This 2-year master programme addresses students with a background in Sciences. It provides you with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepares you for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine ecosystems. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development. This programme trains students in:... [-]


MSc Aquatic Science and Technology

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Graduate Programs
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Denmark Lyngby

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact and environmental change as well as cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems, traits of their inhabitants, and their impact on global climate. [+]

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact and environmental change as well as cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems, traits of their inhabitants, and their impact on global climate.

Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and the seas, lakes, and streams have a crucial role to play in regulating our planet’s biogeography and climate—and in maintaining biodiversity. Moreover, a large part of the global population is dependent on fisheries and aquaculture as a source of food or income, and ‘blue growth’ features high on the EU’s political agenda.... [-]


MSc in Agrobiology

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Denmark Aarhus

Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the agrobiology programme at Aarhus University. Topics of study are genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature, among others. The programme is broadly science-based with a focus on applicability and problem-solving and takes an integrative approach to learning about the biology behind food production. [+]

MSc in Agrobiology Food production in a challenging future

Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the agrobiology programme at Aarhus University. Topics of study are genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature, among others. The programme is broadly science-based with a focus on applicability and problem-solving, and takes an integrative approach to learning about the biology behind food production.

Cross-sectional knowledge and approaches

The core of this programme is biology, with perspectives on sustainability, environmental impact, animal health and welfare, plant health, and product quality. Students can choose between specialisations including animal nutrition, plant nutrition, animal health and welfare, plant health, and pest management, or combine animal and plant sciences. Because this is a cross-disciplinary master’s, students can also choose courses from other academic programmes.... [-]


Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Texas Tech University at Collin
Campus Full time Part time 36 hours January 2019 USA McKinney + 1 more

Educators, employees of state and federal agencies, extension agents, and employees of private businesses: Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources offers an online Master of Science in Agricultural Education designed to provide you with the skills necessary to advance into a leadership position. [+]

Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Educators, employees of state and federal agencies, extension agents, and employees of private businesses: Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources offers an online Master of Science in Agricultural Education designed to provide you with the skills necessary to advance into a leadership position.

The Master of Science in Agricultural Education is designed to prepare graduates for teaching, research, extension, leadership, and administrative positions in the public and private sectors. The program is similar to the on-campus Master's of Agricultural Education degree. Students in the Master's program focus on a core of agricultural education courses along with an emphasis in designing educational/training programs, professional presentation enhancement, leadership development, teaching/training methods, and interpersonal communication.... [-]


MSc in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR)

University of Lisbon
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Portugal Lisbon Italy Viterbo Padua Spain Lleida Palencia Turkey Trabzon Porto + 9 more

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class Master Course Program that answers a call for a coordinated approach throughout the Mediterranean basin to develop reliable information and tools - based on sound science and a multidisciplinary approach, in order to improve Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management and policy-making. [+]

About MEDfOR MEDfOR - MEDITERRANEAN FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class International Master Program focuses on the integrating theme of sustainability in Mediterranean forests and woodlands, which cover over 9 % of the Mediterranean region’s land area. MEDfOR address topics that are specific to the Mediterranean forestry and that require special attention such as:

forest as a unique world heritage, forest management and conservation and forestry role in the welfare of the Mediterranean communities.

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class International Master Program focuses on the integrating theme of sustainability in Mediterranean forests and woodlands, which cover over 9 % of the Mediterranean region’s land area, to address topics that are specific to the Mediterranean forestry and that require special attention such as forest as a unique world heritage, forest management and conservation and forestry role in the welfare of the Mediterranean communities.... [-]


European MSc Agroecology

ISARA Lyon
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 France 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 Sciences (NMBU). [+]

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.... [-]


MSc in European Forestry

University of Eastern Finland
Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Joensuu

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


Master in Forest Sciences

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Helsinki

Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth and how climate change relates to forests? Or how trees are grown and processed into products in a sustainable and efficient manner? And how are the economy and forests interrelated? You can find answers to these questions when you study forest sciences. You will come to view forests not only as a setting for jogging trails or as a source of wood, but rather as a source of versatile renewable resources and as complex ecological systems that are closely connected to their environment. The relationship between humans and nature and between society and natural resources is a strong feature of these studies. The Master's Programme in Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki has been ranked 4th in the world, placing it as one of the best educational programmes in Finland. [+]

How can forests help us fight cli­mate change?

Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth and how climate change relates to forests? Or how trees are grown and processed into products in a sustainable and efficient manner? And how are the economy and forests interrelated? You can find answers to these questions when you study forest sciences. You will come to view forests not only as a setting for jogging trails or as a source of wood, but rather as a source of versatile renewable resources and as complex ecological systems that are closely connected to their environment. The relationship between humans and nature and between society and natural resources is a strong feature of these studies. The Master's Programme in Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki has been ranked 4th in the world, placing it as one of the best educational programmes in Finland.... [-]


Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Texas Tech University in the Hill Country
Campus Full time Part time 36 hours January 2019 USA Fredericksburg Marble Falls + 2 more

Educators, employees of state and federal agencies, extension agents, and employees of private businesses: Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources offers an online Master of Science in Agricultural Education designed to provide you with the skills necessary to advance into a leadership position. [+]

Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Educators, employees of state and federal agencies, extension agents, and employees of private businesses: Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources offers an online Master of Science in Agricultural Education designed to provide you with the skills necessary to advance into a leadership position.

The Master of Science in Agricultural Education is designed to prepare graduates for teaching, research, extension, leadership, and administrative positions in the public and private sectors. The program is similar to the on-campus Master's of Agricultural Education degree. Students in the Master's program focus on a core of agricultural education courses along with an emphasis in designing educational/training programs, professional presentation enhancement, leadership development, teaching/training methods, and interpersonal communication.... [-]