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The Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences has a long history of high-quality graduate programs. The purpose of graduate education is to educate students in advanced concepts and research methods. This is accomplished through courses and research that bridge a number of physical and biological sciences. Individually planned programs of study provide training and experience in agroecology, crop science, crop breeding, genetics, and genomics; and soil and landscape processes.

Currently, almost 50 graduate students are enrolled in M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Crop and Soil Environmental Science. Most of our graduate students are on teaching or research assistantships.

More information about faculty research specialties can be found on our Faculty Research Expertise page.

If you are interested in applying for admission to graduate school at Virginia Tech, please visit the Virginia Tech Graduate School website.


If you are interested in more information about graduate study in CSES, contact Lee Daniels, Graduate Program Coordinator at


Graduate Courses
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CSES Graduate Assistantships

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