Why Illinois?

Located in the heartland, the University of Illinois delivers top notch education with access to state-of-the art research, while promoting a family atmosphere. The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) houses five Professional Science Master’s majors: Agricultural Production (includes animal sciences, crop sciences and sustainable production), Bioprocessing & Bioenergy, Food Science & Human Nutrition, Plant Biotechnology, and Technical Systems Management.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses the Geographic Information Science major, which is ranked in the Top 10 GIS programs in the United States.

While our majors and concentrations are certainly diverse, the unifying theme is an emphasis on learning by doing in the classroom and collaborations with industry partners. Our program is guided by an external advisory board consisting of senior leadership from numerous Fortune 500 companies.

What we do and why it matters

Our world-class faculty are working to advance their fields to help create abundant food, energy, and a healthy environment.

The Illinois Professional Science Master’s office helps students navigate their educational and career path. This type of assistance has led to a 100% internship placement rate and a 92% career placement rate within 12 months of graduating. Incoming students are also paired with one of the over 200 PSM alumni for mentoring.

Apply today to join the University of Illinois family.

The University of Illinois was just ranked #1 for Public Universities in the Midwest for Best ROI (return on investment).

Urbana-Champaign is a micro-urban oasis with access to world-class performances, art galleries, music venues, and more. Plus, it is a short trip to Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

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Programs taught in:
  • English (USA)

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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)
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18 months
Campus
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Whether you are interested in a career using plants or biomass for bioenergy, processing food products, or industrial biotechnology, the Illinois Professional Science Mas ... [+]

MSc in Bioprocessing and Bioenergy: STEM – Designated Degree

Whether you are interested in a career using plants or biomass for bioenergy, processing food products, or industrial biotechnology, the Illinois Professional Science Master’s in bioprocessing and bioenergy integrates science and business to prepare students for careers on the cutting edge of multidisciplinary technology.

You will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned scientists and researchers working to develop new technologies inside the state of the art Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL). The IBRL is prepared to lead the way in bioenergy and bioprocessing research and education. The facility provides students with hands-on experience in pilot plant processing, analytical lab work while working side-by-side with industry clients and partners.... [-]

USA Champaign
August 2020
English (USA)
Full-time
18 months
Campus
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Utilize cutting-edge geospatial technologies to market and provide real-time information to consumers and businesses with a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Scie ... [+]

MSc in Geographic Information Science: STEM – Designated Degree

Utilize cutting-edge geospatial technologies to market and provide real-time information to consumers and businesses with a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Science. Advance your career in just 18 months with no formal research and thesis.

Geospatial technologies, ranging from GPS-enabled devices and satellite remote sensing to combining data sets into a visual representation, are an integral part of our interconnected world and can be applied in a wide range of industries including agriculture, healthcare, energy, and transportation.

You will build flexible, cross-disciplinary expertise around a strong GIS core, drawing upon the University of Illinois’s renowned strengths in GIS, informatics, computer science, and related fields.... [-]

USA Champaign
August 2020
English (USA)
Full-time
18 months
Campus
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Immerse yourself into the biotechnology sector with a degree in Plant Biotechnology. Enjoy the charged atmosphere of scientific discoveries for which the University of Il ... [+]

MSc in Plant Biotechnology: STEM – Designated Degree

Immerse yourself into the biotechnology sector with a degree in Plant Biotechnology. Enjoy the charged atmosphere of scientific discoveries for which the University of Illinois is globally recognized while you complete your non-thesis Master’s degree in just 18 months.

Along with biotechnology-related disciplines, you will learn how the commercialization process works. This program provides opportunities to help you connect with industry partners, helping you learn about the directions and needs of biotechnology enterprises.

Tailor Your Degree to Your Professional Goals

Work with your advisor, Dr. Juvik, to create a customized set of courses that match your interests and individual career goals.... [-]

USA Champaign
August 2020
English (USA)
Full-time
18 months
Campus
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Merge your passion for technology with management in a systematic approach with a Master’s degree in Technical Systems Management (TSM). Advance your career in just 18 m ... [+]

MSc in Technical Systems Management: STEM – Designated Degree

Merge your passion for technology with management in a systematic approach with a Master’s degree in Technical Systems Management (TSM). Advance your career in just 18 months with no thesis.

You will focus on the application of engineering principles, study the technology used in agriculture and other industries, and the integration of business concepts in the food and agricultural industries. These guiding principles will prepare you for both technical and leadership careers involving agriculture, food, energy, water, and the environment.

Upon graduation, you will be able to

apply cross-disciplinary knowledge to solving technical systems problems in areas of pressing need demonstrate critical reasoning and deep analytic thought about current and future challenges in the field, and diagnose and help solve financial, marketing, regulatory, and management-related problems of an enterprise. Tailor Your Degree to Your Professional Goals ... [-]
USA Champaign
August 2020
English (USA)
Full-time
18 months
Campus

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