Program Coordinator: Robert Knox
Correspondence and Admissions: Carolyn Thomas
110 Animal Sciences Lab
1207 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
Illinois PSM: email@example.com
Major: Agricultural Production
Degrees Offered: M.S.
Graduate Concentration: Professional Science Master's
Graduate Degree Programs
The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science degree with a Major in Agricultural Production and Concentration in Professional Science Master’s (PSM). Fields of specialization within this interdisciplinary program include Food Animal Production, Crop Production, and Sustainable Production Systems. In addition to the rigorous scientific training in the area of agricultural production, instruction is provided in applied business knowledge and skills. This program is designed for those who seek careers in a science-based setting with significant managerial and leadership responsibilities.
Candidates for admission to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution equivalent to those from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher (A = 4.0) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and for any graduate study is required for admission. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required of all applicants and the minimum acceptable Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score is 590 on the paper-based test, 243 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test. Applications are only accepted for the fall semester. Transfer credit may not be applied.
Illinois PSM students may not hold assistantships or other tuition and fee waiver-generating appointments; statutory waivers and tuition scholarships are accepted.
Master of Science in Agricultural Production, Professional Science Master’s Concentration
|Business courses prescribed by the Illinois PSM program||10|
|PSM 501||PSM Industry Seminar I||0|
|PSM 502||PSM Industry Seminar II||0|
|PSM 503||PSM Industry Seminar III||0|
|PSM 555||PSM Internship||0|
|ACES 501||Advanced Bioenergy Topics 2||4|
|28 hours of coursework required from departmental approved list in any ONE of the three specialty areas (Food Animal Production, Crop Production, Sustainable Production Systems), with a minimum of 8-hours required at the 500-level||28|
|Other requirements may overlap|
|Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12|
|Minimum GPA: 2.75|
Students are required to take this course twice.