Soil Science (MR)

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Degree Requirements

Required Courses5-8
Seminar 1
Special Problems 2
Core Courses4-7
Select four of the following courses:
Soil Physics
Soil Chemistry
Soil Microbiology
Soil Fertility
Soil Morphology, Genesis and Classification
Undergraduate Courses6
400-Level undergraduate courses from outside soil science will be determined in conjunction with the academic committee
Elective Courses18
"Elective Courses" will be determined in conjunction with the academic committee 4
Total Hours36

Additional Requirements

All Masters students must demonstrate competence in four of the five sub-disciplines listed below, and Doctoral students must demonstrate competency in all five.

  • Soil Chemistry
  • Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
  • Soil Genesis and Classification
  • Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Soil Physics

The required competencies can be achieved by any combination of the following:

  1. relevant course work from previous undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs;
  2. prior professional experience in the major sub-discipline(s); and
  3. graduate courses included in the student’s Plan of Work (POW) for their current degree program. 


Associate Professors

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Robert E. Austin
    Area of Research: Geospatial Information and Analytics in Soils, Agriculture and Environmental Science

  • Stanley W. Buol
  • Keith Cassel
  • Maurice Cook
  • Fred Cox
  • Carl Crozier
  • George Cummings
  • J. Wendell Gilliam
  • Dean L. Hesterberg
  • Daniel Israel
  • Joseph Kleiss
  • David Lindbo
  • Gordon Miner
  • George C. Naderman Jr.
  • Wayne Robarge
  • Thomas J. Smyth
  • Richard Volk
  • Michael Wagger
  • Jeffrey G. White
  • Arthur Wollum