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Kansas State University

Department of Agronomy

Manhattan, KS

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Kansas State University

Overview

Kansas State University / Department of Agronomy is located in Manhattan, KS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Plant breeding and genetics
Master of Science (MS) Soil and environmental science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Plant breeding and genetics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Crop science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Range and forage science
Master of Science (MS) Weed science
Master of Science (MS) Range and forage science
(Certificate) Grassland management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Soil and environmental science
Master of Science (MS) Crop science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Weed science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
Preliminary exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

39
Applied
12
Accepted
9
Enrolled
31%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline August 1st August 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in BS
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in master's program

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

82
Total Graduate Students
43%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.22%
Black or African American 1.22%
White or Caucasian 51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (69%)
Female (30%)

Faculty

74
Total faculty
Full-time - 52
Part-time - 22
Male (65)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Range and forage science; soil and environmental science; weed science; plant breeding and genetics; crop physiology, ecology and production
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,100,000

Location & Contact

Address 2004 Throckmorton Hall
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS  66506
United States
Contact Dr. Gary Pierzynski
Head
Email: gmp@k-state.edu
Phone: 785-532-6101
Fax: 785-532-6094

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