26
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Utah State University / Department of Plants, Soils and Climate is located in Logan, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Plant science
Master of Science (MS) Climate sciences
Master of Science (MS) Soil science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Plant science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Climate sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Soil science
Master of Science (MS) Ecology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Horticulture

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

25
Applied
20
Accepted
19
Enrolled
80%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 15th June 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements BS in plant, soil, atmospheric science, or related field; minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

26
Total Graduate Students
23%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
76%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

40
Total faculty
Full-time (26)
Part-time (14)
Male (32)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biotechnology and genomics, plant physiology and biology, nutrient and water efficient landscapes, physical-chemical-biological processes in soil, environmental biophysics and climate
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,530,936

Location & Contact

Address Old Main Hill
Logan, UT  84322
United States
Contact Dr. Paul G. Johnson
Head
Email: paul.johnson@usu.edu
Phone: 435-797-2233