Master of Science Programs in Agricultural Science

Compare 46 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 Agri-food Technology

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Lincolnshire

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Science in Rural Estate Management

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 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.... [-]


Animal, Dairy, Poultry sciences

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 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 Agricultural Education

Texas Tech University at Collin
Campus Full time Part time 36 hours August 2018 USA Collin + 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Texas Tech University in the Hill Country
Campus Full time Part time 36 hours August 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management

ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Lille

Our Master of Science and Engineering, major in Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management program equips ISA graduates with skills necessary to understand both the biological fundamentals and economic implications of agriculture and bioengineering work. [+]

Master of Science and Engineering, Major in Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management

Our Agricultural Economics, Marketing & Management program equips ISA graduates with skills necessary to understand both the biological fundamentals and economic implications of agriculture and bioengineering work. Fully taught in English, this program is based on the expertise that ISA Lille has gained in innovation and business development, finance and export, industrial marketing and trade in agriculture and bioengineering.

Most notably, this program aims at meeting the current and future needs of companies, public authorities and research laboratories by training future managers in the fields of :... [-]


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

KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 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 program with a major specialization in one out of four different domains: biological production, abiotic and biotic environment, bioeconomics, and bio-geo information.... [-]


MSc in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR)

University of Lisbon
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Science in International Fisheries Management

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Tromsø

The International Fisheries Management (IFM) program caters for students with various scientific backgrounds and nationalities. It is a unique, interdisciplinary Master's program which opens careers in the private and public sector, as well as further academic studies. So far, students from more than 30 countries have graduated from the IFM program. [+]

The International Fisheries Management (IFM) program caters for students with various scientific backgrounds and nationalities. It is a unique, interdisciplinary Master's program which opens careers in the private and public sector, as well as further academic studies. So far, students from more than 30 countries have graduated from the IFM program.

The program emphasizes knowledge of scientific theory and methods and will offer students experience in the use of these. By facilitating reflection and using case studies from various parts of the world, the program will develop the students understanding of how fisheries and aquaculture are managed. Students will carry out nine courses over a period of 1.5 years (total of 90 ECTS), before writing the Master's Thesis (30 ECTS).... [-]


MSc in Agro-Environmental Management

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Aarhus

Students in the Agro-Environmental Management programme are out to change the world. Rather than just making minor changes to existing production systems, these students are out to rethink the entire production cycle by optimizing production goals as well as environmental targets. [+]

MSc in Agro-Environmental Management Developing sustainable agroecosystems

Students in the Agro-Environmental Management programme are out to change the world. Rather than just making minor changes to existing production systems, these students are out to rethink the entire production cycle by optimising production goals as well as environmental targets. They seek to develop sustainable pathways for every level of food production, to use new technologies to comply with an increased regulation, and to eliminate waste from the entire production cycle. This approach is not about maximising production – it’s about balancing production with environmental concerns.

Courses provide a strong theoretical background in subjects such as the management of border systems and the workings of the nutrient cycle. In the second year, students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge to their thesis project.... [-]


MSc Agriculture for Sustainable Development

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Medway London + 2 more

This programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in agriculture and sustainable development in the private sector, research, NGO or government communities. It provides a firm grounding in research methods applicable to the study of sustainable agriculture and the intellectual tools for understanding sustainable agriculture systems. The courses combine theoretical approaches and empirically based learning from case studies of real projects and agricultural scenarios. [+]

As of the 2018/2019 session, the courses offered on this programme will be revised and the programme title may change, but the content will still focus on sustainable agriculture

This programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in agriculture and sustainable development in the private sector, research, NGO or government communities. It provides a firm grounding in research methods applicable to the study of sustainable agriculture and the intellectual tools for understanding sustainable agriculture systems. The courses combine theoretical approaches and empirically based learning from case studies of real projects and agricultural scenarios. Teaching will focus on case studies from NRI’s corporate experience of looking at how research into agricultural issues, both in the natural and social sciences, can be translated into knowledge and products that have a real impact on increasing the effectiveness of agriculture in delivering food security and enhancing livelihoods for all stakeholders. The potential role of agricultural innovations, both in technology, including biotechnology, knowledge systems, extension services and institutional partnerships in promoting development are also a strong theme in courses. The aims of the programme are: - To understand modern agricultural systems and the associated technologies of production together with their potential impacts on agriculture and livelihoods - To understand the social, institutional and economic context within which agriculture operates - To understand modern agriculture and its role in sustainable development. Course content: - Research Methods (15 credits) - Tools for Sustainable Agriculture (15 Credits) - Integrated Pest Management (30 credits) -... [-]


European MSc Agroecology

ISARA Lyon
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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 Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture (Named Degree Outcomes)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit your individual needs. [+]

Introduction

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit your individual needs.

Aquaculture Business Management Aquaculture and Development Aquaculture and the Environment Aquaculture Business Management

Aquaculture Business Management provides appropriate and flexible learning opportunities to allow students to understand the economics of aquaculture and set up business plans necessary to establish and consolidate new and existing aquaculture enterprises. The course places an emphasis on investment, financial management and marketing considerations, fundamental to the success of commercial aquaculture operations in any operating context.... [-]


MSc in Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management

University Of Debrecen
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Hungary Debrecen

This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. [+]

The water management is an extremely increasingly complex challenge and it has policy priority facing global society. Unprecedented climate, economic, technological and demographic change require a new generation of dedicated professionals who are committed to and trained in the interdisciplinary nature of water science and management. This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. It provides a foundation in basic processes in each key subject areas, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the various hydrological processes and function, and the impact this has on health.... [-]


Master of Science Agricultural & Food Data Management

UniLaSalle
Campus Part time 18 months October 2018 France Paris

The "Agricultural and Food Data Management" Master of Science is at the interface of cutting-edge technology and the agriculture and food industries. [+]

Master of Science Agricultural & Food Data Management

Please note that this program is taught in ENGLISH

The "Agricultural and Food Data Management" Master of Science is at the interface of cutting-edge technology and the agriculture and food industries.

Topics of study include processing data from connected devices such as drones, satellites, tablets and smartphones and data on the behavior of stakeholders in a given field, and managing and analyzing big data for decision-making purposes.

It is widely believed that by 2020, big data will have had a revolutionary effect on companies in terms of management, research & development, and marketing. The rapid development of digital technologies will result in the development of new approaches to agriculture, requiring new skills. The aim of the Master of Science is to train up data scientists for agriculture.... [-]