The Agroecology Program offers a Master's degree with two tracks: 1) The Public Practice Track trains project developers and program managers at the interfaces of agriculture and other sectors of society; and 2) The Research Track addresses the need for continued research and scholarship.
"The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy." Students "learn to evaluate the ecological, political, economic and social aspects of food production and distribution." Research opportunities are offered in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and consumer behavior related to food and the environment.
Washington State University's "Crop and Soil Science degree programs can also be developed to study sustainability of alternative cropping systems such as organic, site-specific, [and] biointensive and direct-seed systems."
Students in the "dual master's degree program between the University of Georgia and the University of Padova, Italy...spend one year at UGA taking classes and one year at the University of Padova engaged in research." "Upon completion of the program, the student receives a master's degree in crop and soil sciences with an emphasis in sustainable agriculture from UGA and a laurea magistrale in sustainable agriculture from the University of Padova."
Interdepartmental M.S. degree (thesis and non-thesis) delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The GPSA program also offers a Ph.D. and a double degree M.S. program.
Interdepartmental degree delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The program offers M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) and Ph.D. degrees, and a double degree M.S. program.
The Food Systems curriculum integrates social science, humanities and natural science approaches to understanding connections among vital interests of humanity in creating nourishment, pursuing health and well-being and sustaining the environment.
Master in Regenerative Studies (MSRS) integrates a variety of disciplines including agriculture, physical science, environmental design, engineering, and business. The John T. Lyle Center researches and demonstrates regenerative strategies such as energy production technology, organic agriculture, ecological restoration, and sustainable community development.
The Master of Science in Horticulture with an Emphasis on Organic and Sustainable Production is designed to provide students with an introduction to the scientific research process and the opportunity to complete an integrated research project relevant to the increasingly complex organic industry. This degree offers more focused coursework and a research project designed to explore the areas of organic and sustainable production. "
The Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA) and the Iowa State University Department of Community and Regional Planning offer a dual degree program leading to the Master of Science degree in Sustainable Agriculture and the Master of Community and Regional Planning degree.