Master of Science in Agriculture

Specializations

MS Agriculture, Specialization in Crop Science. For students with undergraduate preparation in plant agriculture and/or plant science. Current research is focused primarily in applied fruit crop physiology, vegetable breeding and physiology, sustainable fruit and vegetable production, viticulture, plant pathology, integrated pest management, and postharvest technology, including sustainable packaging and packaging safety. Thesis required.
Coordinator: Dr. Lauren Garner (lgarner@calpoly.edu)

MS Agriculture, Specialization in Environmental Horticultural Science. For students with undergraduate preparation in horticulture and/or plant science. Current research is focused primarily in applied plant physiology, nursery and potted plant production, sustainable landscape development and maintenance, and integrated pest management. Thesis required.
Coordinator: Dr. Lauren Garner (lgarner@calpoly.edu)

MS Agriculture, Specialization in Plant Protection Science. For students with undergraduate preparation in plant agriculture, plant science, biological sciences, and/or ecology. Current research is focused on pest biology, tritrophic interactions, invasive species, biological control and plant disease management. Projects provide the opportunity to conduct field and/or laboratory experiments with corporate stakeholders for career enhancement. Curriculum and research allows students to develop more diverse or specialized skill sets for post-graduate employment and/or opportunity to obtain required coursework for state licensing. Thesis required.
Coordinator: Dr. David Headrick (dheadric@calpoly.edu)

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Graduate School Application and Admission Deadlines and Requirements for Fall, 2018, or Winter or Spring, 2019.pdf

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