Texas Tech University

Master of Plant and Soil Science at a Distance


The Master of Plant and Soil Science degree program at a distance is designed specifically to meet the needs of today's working professional. The Master of Plant and Soil Science includes ones of the following specialization areas: crop science, soil science, crop protection, and fibers and biopolymers.

This nonthesis degree program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate coursework and is considered a terminal degree. A maximum of six hours of coursework from another institution may be evaluated for transfer to Texas Tech University. Students must take the last six semester credit hours from Texas Tech University. An oral exam is required during the graduating semester.

Consider the benefits of Texas Tech University's Master of Plant and Soil Science Degree @ a distance!

  • Educational goals can be pursued without sacrificing personal or professional commitments.
  • Student support services are designed to meet the needs of distance learning students.

Degree Plan Requirements* (36 Semester Hours)

The following courses will be available at a distance although not all courses will be offered every semester. 

PSS 5001 Problems in Plant and Soil Science
PSS 5231 Applied Geostatistics
PSS 5232 International Agronomic Development
PSS 5307 Pesticides
PSS 5316 Advanced Arboriculture
PSS 5317 Advanced Nursery Management
PSS 5319 Advanced Interiorscaping
PSS 5324 Mode & Mechanism of Herbicide Action
PSS 5326 Advanced Seed Science
PSS 5330 Advanced Soil Chemistry
PSS 5331 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
PSS 5334 Soils and Crops in Arid Lands
PSS 5335 Soil Physics
PSS 5376 Advanced Studies in Cotton Fibers
PSS 5429 Advanced Principles of Weed Science
PSS 6001 Selected Topics
PSS 6301 Quantitative Agricultural Remote Sensing
PSS 6331 Advanced Environmental Soil Science

*All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.


If you are interested in applying, visit:  Graduate School/PSS-MS Program

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For more details on these courses, visit:  TTU PSS course information

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