University of Georgia — College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- Program Type:
- Master's International
- College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- Degrees Awarded:
- Agricultural Economics (MS), Agricultural Engineering (MS), Agricultural Leadership (MAL), Animal Science (MS), Biological Engineering (MS), Crop and Soil Sciences (MS), Crop and Soil Sciences-Plant Genomics (MS), Dairy Science (MS), Entomology (MS), Environmental Economics (MS), Food Science and Technology (MS), Food Technology (MFT), Plant Pathology (MS), Plant Protection and Pest Management (MPPPM), Poultry Science (MS)
- Admissions Deadlines:
- Letter of interest to the Office of Global Programs: May 1
- Graduate School deadline for file completion: July 1
- Graduate School deadline for applicants seeking assistantship consideration through Graduate School funding and competition: January 1
- Departmental deadlines for admission and consideration for assistantship from departmental sources of funding - contact academic department
- If departmental deadlines are earlier than February 15, applicants should have all materials submitted to the graduate school and complete at least 6 weeks before the departmental deadline.
- Admissions Cycle:
Once per year
- Program Start:
- Fall semester
- Program Founded:
- January, 1999
One MI assistantship per year is available to be awarded on a competitive basis. Upon returning from Peace Corps Service, first year assistantship recipients are eligible for a waiver of the out-of-state fee on tuition. Participating students may also compete for other university-wide and departmental assistantships.
Peace Corps service may count toward semester credits through Special Topics, Internship, or other appropriate courses as determined by the major professor.
The University of Georgia (UGA) offers a Master's Degree from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The program is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds who desire further studies in international research and development, and is tailored to each student's interests and career goals.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers the MIP in each of its ten academic departments: Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication, Animal and Dairy Science, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Crop and Soil Sciences, Entomology, Food Science & Technology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, and Poultry Science.
Candidates will be required to complete 30 to 36 semester credits, depending on whether they choose to pursue a thesis or non-thesis option. By completing this program, candidates will have a solid working knowledge of crop and animal production practices, sustainable agricultural production in a variety of environments, water quality and availability, biodiversity, and an introduction to the economic aspects of international agricultural development. Upon their return from Peace Corps assignments, students will integrate their field experience with their academic studies by completing a thesis or other significant report.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- An acceptable GRE score, and departmental approval for admission
- A letter of interest must be sent to the UGA Office of Global Programs by May 1 to be considered for admission
The Office of International Agriculture will assist prospective in making departmental contacts prior to the graduate school admission process.
For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.
Office of Global Programs
216 Hoke Smith Building
Athens, Georgia 30602-4356
- (706) 542-0812
- (706) 542-7905
If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Edward T. Kanemasu
Director of Intl. Agriculture
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