PhD in Plant and Soil Sciences
Become a successful leader in research, education, and industry through agricultural and environmental studies.
The PhD in plant and soil sciences program at UMass Amherst allows you to work with top faculty at a renowned university known for its support of sustainable local, national, and global agriculture through research and education.
We offer expertise in the full spectrum of agricultural and environmental study, including:
- Plant physiology
- Environmental science
- Molecular biology
- Plant biotechnology
- Plant pathology/pathogen ecology
- Production technology
- Soil science
- Agricultural marketing
- Integrated pest management
Through coursework, research, fieldwork, and collaboration with faculty and peers, you’ll achieve mastery of your subject, take comprehensive exams, and complete a dissertation.