Initiate sustainable farming practices

Meredith Evans

Master of Science in Agroforestry `18

As a staff sergeant in the Air National Guard, Meredith Evans needed a flexible schedule when pursuing her master's online. She found that with the University of Missouri's cutting-edge agroforestry program.

Kelly McGowan

Master of Science in Agroforestry `17

The University of Missouri's online master's offered Kelly McGowan in-depth information about land use management. As a horticultural educator, she was able to apply the information immediately.

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Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) | School of Natural Resources | Center for Agroforestry
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Estimated program cost: $15,040.50*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

A master’s degree in agroforestry from MU can help you advance your career in this rapidly expanding and globally acclaimed field. If you want to help landowners diversify their income, improve soil quality and increase biodiversity, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Conservation Scientists and Foresters

Potential careers

  • Agriculture or food scientist
  • Conservation scientist
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental specialist
  • Geoscientist
  • Forester

Program structure and topics

The online master’s in agroforestry is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Students with full time jobs typically take one class each semester and finish the program in about three years. Students who take two classes each semester typically finish the program in two years.

Course work covers

  • Agroforestry practice and principles — temperate and tropical
  • Agroforestry ecology and landscape design
  • Urban biodiversity, conservation and planning
  • Geographic information systems
  • Agroforestry economics and policy
  • Advanced medicinal plant science
  • Watershed management and restoration

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Center for Agroforestry.