Agronomy, Cert

On Campus Online 12 cr

This certificate expands the current credentials offered by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture to enhance access, lifelong learning, professional advancement, and flexibility.


The Agronomy Graduate Certificate creates the opportunity for students to gain graduate level knowledge across agronomic topics. Individuals interested in gaining agronomic credentials for their full-time career and those who may be interested in pursuing an MS degree in the future. Individuals will develop advanced knowledge related to agronomic sciences and practices and agronomic decision-making ability in their profession.


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Applying for Admission

Standard requirements for all graduate programs

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Transcripts (unofficial): Uploaded as part of application form.

    If International: Uploads must include all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    After admission: Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.

    When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Additional requirements specific to this program

  • Personal Statement
  • Academic Eligibility:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a STEM related discipline, with a GPA of 3.0+
    • One semester of each of the following 5 areas: plant production or plant systems management, biological sciences, chemistry, algebra, soil science.

Certificate programs are not considered degree programs, so international students should be aware that admission to this program is ineligible for immigration forms for an F-1 student visa.

Admission Application Deadlines

  • Spring admission: 1 week before the semester begins
  • Summer admission: 1 week before the 3 week/8 week session begins
  • Fall admission: 1 week before the fall semester begins

Graduate Chair

David Hyten Jr

Certificate Advisor

Leah Sandall

Support Staff

Lisa Hilfiker

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