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Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Environmental and Soil Sciences

University of Tennessee Knoxville

36 months
Duration
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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A doctorate with a major in plant, soil, and environmental sciences and a concentration in environmental and soil sciences is offered under a multi-departmental doctoral program.  The Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Environmental and Soil Sciences program is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Overview

Education

Two departments participate – Plant Sciences and the soils faculty in Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science. Other concentrations within the plant, soil, and environmental sciences doctoral program include crop sciences, horticulture, plant breeding, plant molecular genetics, and weed science. 

Focus areas in the environmental and soil sciences concentration include soil and water chemistry; nutrient management; pedology, genesis and classification; environmental climatology; soil biology and biochemistry; and soil physical processes. The Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Environmental and Soil Sciences program is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Programme Structure

  • The student and the major professor will select a minimum of three additional faculty, holding the rank of assistant professor or above, to serve on the student's doctoral committee. 
  • The major professor and two committee members must be approved to direct doctoral research by the Graduate Council. At least one member of the committee must be from outside the department. The doctoral committee must be formalized by the end of the second semester of graduate study.
  • An approved program of study must be submitted by the end of the second semester of graduate study. A candidate for the doctoral degree must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of graduate course work beyond the master's degree. 
  • Candidates not having a master's degree must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours of graduate course work beyond the baccalaureate degree, 24 credit hours of which must be numbered 503 or higher.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The completed online Graduate Application for Admission 
  • A non-refundable application fee 
  • One unofficial transcript from all colleges and universities attended submitted on-line at the time of application to the Graduate School
  • The submission of official transcripts and degree certificates
  • Departmental application
  • Reference letters or rating forms

Tuition Fee

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    31798 USD/year
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  • National

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
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Funding

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