Admission Requirement(s): See Graduate College Admission Requirements at www.grad.uiuc.edu
Prerequisite(s): M.S. candidates must have a BS degree in Crop Sciences or a related biological, physical, or agricultural field. In addition, coursework in mathematics, chemistry, biological sciences, and introductory crop and soil sciences is required. Deficiencies in these areas may require additional coursework. A student must possess a minimum grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) computed from the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework to be admitted to the Graduate College. Post-baccalaureate coursework is also considered. Students with marginally less than a "B" grade point may, in some instances, be accepted on a limited status basis. The decision to accept limited status students is dependent upon professional experience, letters of reference, and grades received in online Crop Sciences courses completed prior to application. Up to 12 hours of coursework completed prior to acceptance to the Graduate College may be petitioned towards fulfillment of the degree requirements. This includes both online classes and approved courses transferred from other institutions. To become a degree candidate, a student must complete a Graduate College application, and consult with Dr. Donald P. Briskin, the Online M.S. Program Faculty Coordinator.