Master of Science in Plant and Soil Sciences


333 South Street, Suite 400

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Plant and Soil Sciences

Format: Online

Program Description:

As environmental issues take center stage on global political and economic arenas, there’s more demand than ever for soil scientists with the ability to analyze, manage and conserve the land. This part-time program, designed for working professionals, readies you for certification as a Professional Soil Scientist and prepares you for careers in soil conservation, environmental consultancy, landscape design, agricultural management and other growing fields.

Complete your coursework online from home, meeting periodically with your classmates and our award-winning faculty for short-term, hands-on training in the field. Gain technical expertise and enjoy outstanding opportunities with government research agencies, public institutions and private companies committed to sustaining the health and productivity of this vital resource.

RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA AND ARKANSAS: The University of Massachusetts Amherst is presently not accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Alabama and Arkansas.  


The University of Massachusetts campuses at Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and the Medical School are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits schools in the six New England states.

Eligibility Requirements:

Bachelors Degree Required

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.

Locale: Large City

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