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Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Science


 Applicants seeking admission to the Ph.D. program must satisfy the general admission requirements of the Graduate School.  In addition, prospective candidates must have:


  1. An M.S. degree in agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science, forestry, wildlife biology, ecology, natural resource/forest economics or related area.

  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in baccalaureate course work and a 3.00 cumulative GPA in master’s courses (based on a 4.00 system).

  3. A minimum combined score of 1200 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE


Candidates who have some deficiencies in their background, but meet most of the requirements for admission, may be granted provisional admission into the program.  Upon completing preliminary work with a minimum GPA of 3.00, regular admission will be granted.


Degree Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy

To fulfill the Doctor of Philosophy requirements, at least 50 percent of the credit hours required for graduation must be earned, within a period of two consecutive calendar years, at Alabama A&M University. Additionally, each candidate must complete the program requirements, as specified in the Graduate Catalog.