Agriculture MS – Plant Health Management Option
- Spring: October 1
- Summer: March 1
- Fall: June 1
- Spring: January 10, 2022
- Summer: May 9, 2022
- Fall: August 22, 2022
Master of Science
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
Enhance Your Skills. Energize Your Career.
WSU’s Master of Science in Agriculture (MSAG) program, offered entirely online, is designed for agricultural professionals, practitioners, and educators who wish to gain knowledge and skills and boost their careers. The program’s flexible, fully-online format is ideal for working professionals who want to achieve their academic and career goals with continuing with their careers. The MSAG Plant Health and Management option combines WSU’s world-renowned plant science graduate programs with business courses in executive management.
Application requirements include a bachelor’s degree in a related area, such as agriculture, biology, entomology or plant pathology, with a 3.0 or better GPA. No GRE is required. Access the admission application on the WSU Graduate School Admissions webpage. Please be advised that the graduate school application deadlines may differ from those for this degree.
If you have questions about the degree, please contact Lisa Lujan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-9542.
Program of Study—30 semester credits
All courses are available online
The degree requires 30 credits minimum (26 graded credits, and 4 research credits)
- AGRI 587, Research and Extension in Agriculture (3 credits)
- STAT 412, Statistical Methods in Research I (3 credits)
9 credits minimum
- PL_P 501, Biology and Control of Plant Diseases (3 credits)
- SOIL_SCI 547, Soil Fertility Management (3 credits)
- IPM 552, Pesticides and the Environment (3 credits)
- ENTOM 555, Agricultural Chemical Technology for Crop Protection & Production (3 credits)
- CROP_SCI 512, Weed Management (2 credits)
6 credits minimum
With prior approval of Program Director, other applicable management courses may be considered.
- ECONS 505, Economics of Agricultural Decision Making (3 credits)
- E_M 522, Leading People and Organizations (3 credits)
- E_M 564, Project Management (3 credits)
- PHIL 530, Bioethics (2 credits)
- ENTOM 351, Ecological and Integrated Pest Management
- SOIL_SCI 441, Soil Fertility (3 credits)
4 credits minimum
- AGRI 702, Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination. A minimum of four credits are required; you must be enrolled in 2 credits of 702 in the term of your final exam. Project and examination requirements are explained in detail in the MSAG Student Handbook.