Areas of research of the Plant and Soil Science program offered by The University of Vermont include winter hardiness of fruits, and woody and herbaceous ornamentals; cultural and environmental interrelationships as they affect plant growth, crop adaptation, and variety; pasture production and marginal land utilization; crop establishment and soil productivity; mycorrhizal fungi; soil chemistry of the rhizosphere; redox reactions in soils; the behavior of heavy metals; compost and organic matter research; behavior of nitrogen in the soil; nutrient availability to plants; agricultural waste management; biological control of insects, disease, and weeds; integrated pest management for control of insects, diseases, and weeds. A student's thesis research will be an integral part of the on-going research efforts of the department.
Prospective Plant and Soil Science students should be in dialogue with prospective advisors before and during the application process. We encourage site visits prior to application and/or acceptance into the program.
In addition to the requirements below, some programs may have their own specific requirements. Students must consult and familiarize themselves with their program requirements.
- Home & Garden Horticulture
- Intro to Ecological Agr
- A Bug's Life
- Special Topics
- Entomology & Pest Mgmt
- Weed Ecology & Management
- Plant Pathology
- Indoor Plants
- 48 months
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DisciplinesBiology Soil Science Plant & Crop Sciences View 6 other PhDs in Soil Science in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- minimum of seventy-five credits earned in courses and in dissertation research, including a minimum of thirty credits of course work
- candidates for the doctoral degree must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 51 hours in residence
- all doctoral candidates must acquire appropriate teaching experience in their chosen fields prior to the award of the degree
- a written comprehensive examination in the field of study must be passed by the candidate at least six months before the dissertation is submitted
- each candidate, while in residence at the University of Vermont, must complete an acceptable original research project which contributes new knowledge or techniques in an academic field
International51600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
National51600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
In-State20490 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 48 months.
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