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Master of Science in Soil and Crop Science

Do You Want to Develop the Science, Practices, and Technology to Feed the World While Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Agriculture? 

The Master of Science in Soil and Crop Science has many comprehensive research programs, which address a variety of topics including biogeochemical cycling of nutrients; land application of animal, municipal and industrial wastes; transport and fate of inorganic and organic contaminants in soils and water; soil microbial structural and functional diversity; movement of water, solutes, and gases through soil; soil formation processes; soil fertility and precision nutrient management; soil and water quality; and global climate change.

Because of Colorado’s exciting and diverse landscapes, a variety of soil systems – agricultural, forest and rangeland – are available for study by graduate students in the department. The Colorado Front Range also presents a unique opportunity to study the effects of urbanization on rural soil and water environments.

The Faculty has a strong history of collaboration, both within and outside the Department, and encourages Graduate Students to conduct their work in a cross-disciplinary fashion. With connections to Engineering, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, and more; the Department provides a creative and dynamic learning experience for Graduate Students committed to the study and application of soil science.

Before You Apply

Because of our strong collaborative ethic, we require you to have an advisor prior to applying to the master’s program. Be sure to fully understand our application requirements before you apply.

Where You’ll Find Us

Teaching at ARDEC.

Agricultural Research and Development Center

Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of nine around the state.

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Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building

CSU’s new home for Colorado agriculture, student aspirations and agricultural innovation for global impact.

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Interest
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Related Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Agroecosystems Management
  • Agronomy
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Soil and Crop Management
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Related Careers

  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental or Crop Consulting
  • Government Agencies and Non-Profits Organizations
  • State and National Park Services Seed, Chemical, or Fertilizer Companies
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Department Advisor

Kierra Jewell

For more information, contact Kierra Jewell, Academic Contact for the Soil and Crop Sciences Graduate programs.