University of Nebraska - Lincoln

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

M. S. Agronomy



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Agronomy

Format: Online

Program Description:

Agronomy is the application of plant and soil science to crop production and includes the study of plant genetics, breeding, biotechnology, molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, weed control, and crop management.

The Master of Science in Agronomy degree program is designed with maximum flexibility for today’s working professionals. This flexibility allows students to complete coursework in areas that are specific to career goals and interests. The curriculum stresses the ability to apply course content to related industry work.


The online program is available in both thesis and non-thesis options. Areas of study include:

    Plant Breeding and Genetics

    Crop Physiology and Production

    Weed Science


    Turf Management

    Range and Forage Science

Potential minors and electives include:



    Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication


    Natural Resources


The online courses in the program are taught by world-class faculty and researchers who teach the same courses on campus. Because the curriculum and instructors for the online program are the same as for the on-campus program, the degree appears on the transcript as a Master of Science from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

M.S. in Agronomy graduates work in the following career fields:

    Seed Industry: Managers, breeders, technicians, sales agronomists

    Crop Improvement: Consulting agronomists, crop advisors, co-op managers

    Horticulture: Nursery managers, turf and landscape specialists, golf course superintendents

    Education: Science and ag teachers

    Extension: Educators and specialists

    Producers: Farmers and ranchers

    Government: Specialists in regulatory agencies at all governmental levels


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913.

International Student Requirements:

Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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