Doctorate Degrees in Agricultural Science

Compare 7 PhD Programs in Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

A PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy degree, is widely regarded as one of the most advanced degrees available at a modern university. This doctorate degree is pursued by thousands of graduate students each year and generally takes between six and eight years to complete. A PhD can be offered in many different subjects, such as agriculture and farming.

But exactly what is a PhD in Agriculture? This degree involves the study of domesticated plants and animals and how they are raised to generate consumable products. The subject might include the study of biological processes, geology and soils, the history of agriculture, and farming technologies. PhD students will often choose a specific focus area, such as specific plants, dairy and poultry, small-scale agriculture, agricultural economics, genetic modification, or future development. Students may be required to complete a dissertation or research project in order to complete their PhD.

Students who earn a PhD degree earn the right to be addressed as “Doctor” and may find that a number of new advanced career opportunities open up. Generally speaking, those with a PhD degree may have higher earning power than those with no degrees or lower-ranked ones. In addition, the knowledge attained during the studies will be highly valuable to students in their future careers, as will other skills such as critical thinking, research abilities, and academic writing.

The cost of earning a PhD varies from school to school and program to program. It is very important that students do their research before enrolling so that they can determine financial compatibility.

A number of careers can be pursued with a PhD in Agriculture. Students can obtain jobs in the agriculture industry itself, helping companies grow crops and produce consumable products. They might work in the food service industry or a government regulatory agency. Students with a PhD often also choose to remain within academia, teaching university students and studying their subject.

Get on the path to a PhD today. Schools all over the world offer PhD programs, and many have online class options for those that require them. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Official Doctoral Program In Agricultural And Forestry Research

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The PhD Program in Agricultural and Forestry Research is an official university degree of multidisciplinary nature that offers the student the possibility to choose between a wide range of topics related to the agrarian and forest production of Galicia and the Atlantic biogeographic region of Europe. [+]

PhDs in Agricultural Science. Introduction The Programme PhD in Agricultural and Forestry Research Is an official university degree of multidisciplinary character that offers to the student the possibility to choose between a wide range of subjects related to the agrarian and forestry production of Galicia and the Atlantic biogeographic region of Europe. Participants in the program are researchers from two centers of the University of A Coruña (Institute of Geology and Faculty of Sciences) and four departments of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Plant Production, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Physiology and Botany). The objective of this program is to train trained experts in agrarian, forestry and agroforestry research. The skills acquired are aimed at improving the production and the sustainability of the environment. Why study the degree This doctoral program is aimed at the analysis of the basic processes and the management of the agricultural and forestry sectors of Galicia, where these sectors are very representative for the surface it occupies and for its high productivity. This theme is addressed in the "Agrarian and Forest Research" program from different perspectives such as agricultural production, forestry production, agricultural management, forest management, pests and diseases, soil and water conservation and environmental sustainability, among others. This program provides students with advanced methodological tools for research, both basic and applied. Therefore, researchers and technicians trained in "Agrarian and Forest Research" will have solid foundations for improving productivity, taking into account economic efficiency while limiting or preventing damage to the environment. Lines... [-]

The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University (PhD)

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years April 2018 Japan Hirosaki + 1 more

"The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University. (PhD)" is organized on 
 the basis of three Master Courses (Agriculture or Agriculture and Life Science) of Hirosaki University, 
Iwate University, Yamagata University, the Master's Course (Animal Husbandry) of Obihiro University 
of Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine, and the research facilities of each university. [+]

"The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University. (PhD)" is organized on 
 the basis of three Master Courses (Agriculture or Agriculture and Life Science) of Hirosaki University, 
Iwate University, Yamagata University, the Master's Course (Animal Husbandry) of Obihiro University 
of Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine, and the research facilities of each university.
 This school is operated in close cooperation with the Master's Courses of the four universities and provides an 
independent 3 year Doctoral Course.
 Each student can choose their major advisory professor from faculty belonging to any of the constituent universities
 and other partner research institutions.
 And they attend the university where their major advisory professor belongs to. 

UGAS has 4 majors as follows.
 Bioproduction Science
 Bioresources Science
 Cryobiosystems Science
 Biotic Environment Science
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PhD in Agriculture

Ehime University
Campus Full time 3 years April 2018 Japan Matsuyama

The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences (a 3-year doctoral program), has established a program offering three courses with instruction in English: Bioresource Production Science, Applied Bioresource Science, and Life Environment Conservation Science, which reflect the distinctive strengths of the agriculture faculties of the three participating universities. [+]

PhDs in Agricultural Science. The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences (a 3-year doctoral program), has established a program offering three courses with instruction in English: Bioresource Production Science, Applied Bioresource Science, and Life Environment Conservation Science, which reflect the distinctive strengths of the agriculture faculties of the three participating universities. Agriculture is an important field of science not only for maintaining and improving the rich life of humankind, but also for preserving and improving the environment and ecosystem. We are looking for people who are motivated to explore the many possibilities of agricultural sciences. We also offer two special programs: the Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Related Sciences program and the Special Doctoral Course Program in Agricultural Sciences for Students from Asia, Africa and the Pacific Rim. These programs offer agricultural research and study enriched by a global perspective, which is enhanced by the participating international students who concentrate on research related to their specific regions. For details of General Admission and the Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Related Sciences program, please refer to the following URL. http://rendai.agr.ehime-u.ac.jp/english/annai/about.html [-]

International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations. [+]

The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations. The Programme is structured into two curricula: Curriculum A - Plant genetic resources; Curriculum B - Functional biodiversity in agroecosystems. Research areas will include the analysis of: - Genetic variation in single genes and entire genomes of agricultural and forestry plants and their wild relatives; - Mechanisms that control the variability in genes and/or groups of genes, as those involved in resistance to pathogens and/or pests and tolerance to environmental factors; - Role of functional biodiversity in maintaining genetic diversity, including evolution and co-evolution of pests/pathogens and host plants; - Role of functional diversity, including interactions between pests/ pathogens/weeds and domesticated/volunteer/wild plants, in agroecosystem health; - Plant and crop physiology, including plant stress physiology and post-harvest physiology: - Options for applying the acquired knowledge, as a prerequisite for crop improvement, crop protection, sustainable crop/agroforestry management and multifunctional land use. The International PhD Programme in Agrobiodiversity at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna- Pisa, offers three-years scholarships to carry out advanced research activities in the field of agrobiodiversity. Our goal is to encourage innovation and technology transfer in preserving, managing and exploiting agrobiodiversity through an advanced scientific educational programme. Scholarships are preferentially awarded to students coming from emerging/developing countries. [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiosciences

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. [+]

PhDs in Agricultural Science. The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” consists in the following curricula: Genomics and Crop Science (Plant Biotechnology; Plant Genetics; Plant Physiology; Plant Genomics; Crop Sciences; Advanced technologies in Horticulture; Crop production and quality) Agriculture, Environment and Landscape (Multifunctional and sustainable agriculture, Organic and integrated agriculture, Crop production and quality; Agroecosystem management and functional biodiversity; Landscape Agronomy; Multicriteria analysis of food and non-food cropping systems; Agro-environemntal comparison of cropping systems; Agriculture-territory-landscape) Students are admitted to the three years Ph.D. in Agrobiosciences further to a successful entrance examination. Eligible applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title. As stated in the Regulations of the School, the Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program of advanced studies and supervised research; after the end of the Programme, the Diploma di Perfezionamento is conferred to students who have fulfilled the didactic requirement and passed a final examination with thesis dissertation; the Diploma di Perfezionamento is the equivalent of a Ph.D degree. [-]

Philosophia Doctorate In Animal Production And Natural Resources

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua
Campus Full time 8 semesters July 2018 Mexico Chihuahua

The program is aimed at the integral formation of human resources at the graduate level, to engage in generation, validation and / or transfer of knowledge and training of professionals, are responsive to innovative proposals and supported knowledge to demands solution to the problem of animal production systems, sustainable use and exploitation of natural resources in Chihuahua, Mexico and even beyond. [+]

The program is aimed at the integral formation of human resources at the graduate level, to engage in generation, validation and / or transfer of knowledge and training of professionals, are responsive to innovative proposals and supported knowledge to demands solution to the problem of animal production systems, sustainable use and exploitation of natural resources in Chihuahua, Mexico and even beyond. To do this, the program develops in the student different generic and specialty skills in four areas of expertise: Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Natural Resources Management and Technology of Animal Products. Mission and Vision MISSION To train specialized human resources, high-level scientific and comprehensive skills to contribute to national development, the development of proprietary technology and sustainability of production, through the generation, application, dissemination and transfer of knowledge to problem solving and innovation in animal production systems and care and responsible use of natural resources, in favor of a better quality of life in the regional and national context. VISION 2018 The program Doctor in Philosophia in Animal Production and Natural Resources is a national and international reference, with high social relevance, recognized by the academic productivity impact of its results and the quality in the training of human resources committed to the generation and application responsible and innovative knowledge to solve problems of the food industry, natural resources and the environment; and the development of the state and national higher education. It has high-level academic bodies, able to analyze and design solutions from various technological, economic,... [-]

International PhD in Agricultural Sciences in Göttingen

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

This internationally designed course of study is held in English and is intended to lead graduates of agricultural science to a doctorate degree in three years. It is aimed towards German and international students with an international study focus on their research activities. [+]

International PhD in Agricultural Sciences in GöttingenDegree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)Standard period of study: Six semestersStart: throughout the yearApplication deadline: noneAdmission: Limited admission (application to the Faculty)Requirements: Master degree or equivalent in Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Geography or related fieldsLanguage requirements: English (verification required)

 

Programme description

This internationally designed course of study is held in English and is intended to lead graduates of agricultural science to a doctorate degree in three years. It is aimed towards German and international students with an international study focus on their research activities.In the first year of studies, the courses concentrate on modules that prepare the contents and methods of the research. In the second year, doctoral candidates may return to their home country to acquire the data necessary for their work. Field research is accompanied on site in seminars at partner universities. In the third year - back in Göttingen – the data is evaluated and the dissertation prepared. It is also possible to conduct research activities solely at the Faculty for Agricultural Sciences. During studies, two public colloquiums are specified in which the doctoral candidates introduce the status of their research work. Scientific seminars and lectures during the entire course of the programme offer a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of all research projects. Workshops convey occupational qualifications such as teamwork, moderating or evaluations techniques.This programme is conducted in cooperation with universities abroad in Indonesia, Thailand, Cuba and Chile.For this programm, you have to enrol at Doctoral Studies for Agricultural... [-]