Graduate students with an interest in sustainable and organic agriculture can pursue a degree or take classes with a strong focus in sustainable and organic agriculture in many departments across WSU. Currently there is not a specific department or program for graduate students to pursue a degree in sustainable and organic agriculture. A good first step when applying to graduate school is to contact faculty within your department of interest that may have research projects similar to your interests. Be aware that individual departments may also have application requirements in addition to those mandated by the university.
Departments include but are not limited to:
- Animal Science
- Biological Systems Engineering
- Crop and Soil Sciences
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Masters in Ag
- Plant Pathology
For a listing of all other degree options at WSU’s Graduate School see http://gradschool.wsu.edu/FutureStudents/Degrees.html
Both thesis and non-thesis MS and PhD programs are offered by most of these departments.
Certificates for Graduate Students
The new Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture allows students in any discipline to study sustainable and organic agriculture in more depth. It provides post-baccalaureate students with an interdisciplinary understanding of practices and current issues in sustainable agriculture, along with the science that makes it work. Students who earn the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture may take these skills into all industries and agencies involved in the food chain; from production, processing, and delivery to policy, regulation, and education.
Certificate in Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching (CEU option only)
Both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students may sign up for classes and are eligible to receive the Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching. This is a 15-18 unit certificate to give students a concentrated focus in Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching.
The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Sciences (CAHNRS) is offering an undergraduate* Certificate in Organic Agriculture. The certificate can be obtained on the Pullman campus or entirely online through WSU Distance Degree Programs. Working professionals, other non-degree-seeking students, as well as current students in other majors at WSU will be able to learn the fundamentals in a highly focused program through online and classroom venues.
*Please note that this certificate was designed for undergraduate students. Although graduate students may obtain the certificate, required courses may not all be available at the graduate level.
Other Useful Links
- Why WSU? http://about.wsu.edu/about/why.aspx
- Washington State University Home Page visit: http://www.wsu.edu/
- WSU Graduate School visit: http://gradschool.wsu.edu/
- For graduate degrees specific to the College of Agricultural Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) visit: http://academic.cahnrs.wsu.edu/graduate-studies/
- For International Students visit: http://ip.wsu.edu/
- WSU Statewide campuses http://about.wsu.edu/about/statewide.aspx
- Organic Farming Systems and Nutrient Management visit: http://puyallup.wsu.edu/soilmgmt/