Agroforestry

Master of science University of Missouri-Columbia
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Overview

You have a passion for agriculture and experience working with natural resources that have inspired you to advance your career in science, engineering, urban planning, education or other fields. Go beyond a bachelor’s degree and expand your skill set with this 100% online master’s degree in natural resources with an emphasis in agroforestry. You will develop skills focused on ecological principles, research and the economic and societal impact of land management. Then you will take courses based on your areas of interest with electives in conservation, biodiversity, water quality, livestock systems, statistics and more. Reach your career goals in this globally acclaimed field of study dedicated to sustainable land use and explore the latest topics and technology in crop and farm systems.

As an alternative, consider supplementing your current job or degree with Mizzou’s 12-credit online agroforestry graduate certificate, which can serve as a pathway to this master’s degree.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in natural resources with an emphasis in agroforestry

Campus

University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources | School of Natural Resources

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$15,789.00

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

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Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Agriculture or food scientist
  • Conservation scientist
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental specialist
  • Geoscientist
  • Forester
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23.99%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$46,000
Median salary

Program structure

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

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the School of Natural Resources