Looking to excel in the field of Soil and Crop Sciences? Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers top-notch Ph.D. programs in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. With a focus on sustainable agriculture, crop production, and soil science, these programs prepare students for impactful careers. Supported by renowned faculty and advanced research facilities, students engage in cutting-edge research to address pressing challenges in agriculture and food security. The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the department ensures a dynamic learning environment. Earn your Ph.D. at Texas A&M University and become a leader in advancing agricultural practices and shaping the future of global food systems.
Requirements Leading to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree
64 graduate credit hours beyond the M.S. degree; general requirements are:
- A minimum of 20 graded course hours is required; however, most committee chairs and advisory committees demand from 32 to 40 semester hours of classroom study, which usually includes courses in fields other than agronomy
- Graduate seminar (1 hr.)
- Students who accumulate more that 99 semester credit hours may be required to pay out-of-state tuition on any additional hours.
A dissertation written on original research as directed by the student’s advisory committee is required.
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Food Science and Technology
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Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences
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Plant Breeding Distance Education
Our fully on-line plant breeding graduate degree programs offer students the flexibility to pursue a higher degree while maintaining employment, personal, and other commitments.
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Make a splash in water management with a Ph.D. in Water Management and Hydrologic Science, specializing in sustainable water resources and hydrology.
The Soil and Crop Sciences Department at Texas A&M University offers a wide range of distance education opportunities. The plant breeding distance education program offers online Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Breeding as well as a robust continuing education program for agriculture professionals seeking further plant breeding education but who are not interested in a degree program. Additionally, the Regulatory Science in Food Systems program, administered by the Office of the Texas State Chemist, provides professional development in the field of regulatory science through an online graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science in Food Systems or online professional development courses.
Texas A&M University is the premier choice to gain a graduate degree, thanks to our national academic ranking and high financial value. Joining the Aggie Family and gaining an advanced degree from Texas A&M puts students in the highest class of job candidates.
Official TOEFL scores are required for international applicants. Official scores must be sent by ETS directly to Texas A&M University using the school code: 6003. Visit the Graduate and Professional School website for a list of requirements, exemptions and other useful information regarding the TOEFL/IELTS Exams.
Students will receive an admissions decision either in a letter from the Texas A&M University Office of Admissions or from the department.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
By submitting a financial aid application through the university, students are reviewed for all the types of financial aid that they are eligible for. Remember: each student’s financial aid eligibility may vary. The types of financial aid students are offered is based on the data provided on their financial aid and/or scholarship application.