Soil Science (MS)

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Degree Requirements

Required Courses7-14
Seminar 1
Special Problems 2
Master's Supervised Research 3
Master's Thesis Research
Core Courses4-7
Select four of the following courses: 4
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 5
Total Hours30

Additional Requirements

  • Successful completion of a research problem
  • Non-credit exit seminar
  • Additional credit hours of seminar and research may be taken in addition to the required 30 credit hours to fulfill continuous registration requirements, but do not need to be listed on the POW


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