Master of Science in Agronomy

August 26

Next Start Date

30

Total Credit Hours

$365*

Cost Per Credit

3 ​start dates

Per Year

A master’s degree in Agronomy from Nebraska will equip you to make a big difference in food, energy, water, and societal (FEWS) challenges and many other impactful areas in agronomic and horticultural sciences. Not only will you actively engage and learn from passionate faculty but you will be prepared to increase global food and nutrition security, preserve the health of the environment, and perform research that will spur new solutions and/or technological innovations. Nebraska offers one of the only online Agronomy programs in the Big Ten; and at an affordable tuition. Create your future through applicable courses, expert faculty and a flexible program.

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Fuel Your Career with Purposeful Curriculum

The Agronomy program consists of 30 credit hours, comprised of 2 core courses and 8 elective courses. You can complete the program in as quickly as 5 semesters, while enrolled part-time. 

Core Courses (4 Credit Hours)

Electives and Specializations (24 credit hours)

  • AGRO 811: Crop Genetic Engineering 
  • AGRO 820: Bioinformatics Applications in Agriculture 
  • AGRO 822: Integrated Weed Management 
  • AGRO 825: Cover Crops in Agroecosystems 
  • AGRO 831: Spatial Variability in Soils 
  • AGRO 839: Organic Farming and Food Systems 
  • AGRO 855: Soil Chemistry and Minerology 

Admission Requirements

No GRE/GMAT required

The Agronomy program accepts applications year-round and admits students on a rolling basis for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. 

A completed Graduate School application includes the following: 

  • Completed graduate school application and application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended 
  • Verification of English proficiency is required if native language is not English
  • GRE or GMAT scores are NOT required 
  • Current resume  
  • Statement of purpose 
  • Applicants must have a prerequisite of:  
    • One semester of plant production or plant systems management 
    • One semester of biological sciences** 
    • One semester of chemistry 
    • One semester of algebra 
    • One semester of soil science 

Application Deadlines

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Fall (August) Start

Admission Deadline: August 1

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Spring (January) Start

Admission Deadline: December 1

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Summer (May) Start

Admission Deadline: April 26

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Graduate tuition is assessed by the credit hour and the program. Professional programs may differ. See below for a full listing of the tuition rates that apply to the Agronomy program. Learn more about tuition and fees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including all estimated cost components.

Students are encouraged to:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the deadline to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships.
  • Check with your employer to see if they provide financial support for earning your graduate degree.

*The following tuition and fees were posted for the 2024-25 academic year. Rates are subject to change and will be posted on this page as soon as possible.

Resident Online Tuition and Fees

 

Per Credit Hour

3 Credit Hours

Online Tuition

$365.00

$1,095.00

Fees included in Online Tuition and Fees

Technology Fee

$11.00

$33.00

Library Fee

$8.25

$24.75

Online Course Fee

$35.00

$105.00

Registration Fee

 

$20.00

University Program and Facility Fees*

Waived

Waived

Total Online Tuition and Fees

$419.25

$1,277.75

Out-of-State Resident Online Tuition and Fees

 

Per Credit Hour

3 Credit Hours

Online Tuition

$724.00

$2,172.00

Fees included in Online Tuition and Fees

Technology Fee

$11.00

$33.00

Library Fee

$8.25

$24.75

Online Course Fee

$35.00

$105.00

Registration Fee

 

$20.00

University Program and Facility Fees*

Waived

Waived

Total Online Tuition and Fees

$778.25

$2,354.75

* The University Program and Facility Fees are only waived for online courses

In accordance with Federal Financial Aid requirements, Nebraska provides an estimated Cost of Attendance as a standardized estimate of the overall cost of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a specific period. It represents the best estimate of expenses a student might expect to incur.