Master of Science (M.S.) in Soil Science Program By Iowa State University |Top Universities

Master of Science (M.S.) in Soil Science

Master of Science (M.S.) in Soil Science

  • QS World University Rankings
    =494
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
The goal of the Soil Science program is to provide M.S. students with advanced knowledge, skills, and techniques to address environmental and agricultural problems facing our global community. The Soil Science major requires specialization in one of six specialty areas: Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility, Soil Management, Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, Soil Morphology and Genesis, Soil Physics. Coursework in each of the specialty areas is set by the student, major professor, and Program of Study Committee following departmental and university requirements. Each student is expected to participate in departmental seminars, consider participation in a teaching practicum (Agron 698), and be involved in professional development. Furthermore, the program sponsors the Pierre Lectureship that brings outstanding soil scientists to Iowa State University. Graduate Program Objectives Seminar Policy Teaching Practicum Soil Science Written Preliminary Examination Policy Soil Science Courses Pierre Lectureship National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment is located on campus adjacent to Agronomy Hall. Many of the scientists working at the Laboratory are members of the graduate faculty in Agronomy and mentor graduate students and conduct research that complements the work done by the Department.