Prospective Graduate Students

Prospective Graduate Students

The Plant Science and Landscape Architecture programs prepare students for careers after graduate study.

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Graduate Programs

Extension Education

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Master of Extension Education Program

The Master of Extension Education features a multi-disciplinary program with core courses focused on principles of Extension in needs assessment, program development, evaluation, and social science research methodology as well as a suite of supportive elective courses in a variety of Extension specialty areas.  Graduates with Extension education experiences are prepared for dynamic careers in secondary and post-secondary education, non-profits, government, and leadership roles in enterprise.

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Landscape Architecture

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Master of Landscape Architecture Program

MLA students take a series of lecture and studio design courses, beginning with an introduction to landscape design principles in the first year and culminating in an advanced research and studio design project in the graduating year. LAAB standards require that first-professional degree curricula must include the core knowledge skills and applications of landscape architecture: landscape architectural history, philosophy, theory, values, ethics, practice, planning, design, implementation, and management.

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Plant Science

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MS & Ph.D. Plant Science Program

The Plant Science (PLSC) graduate program offers training with concentrations in Agronomy, Cell Biology, Functional Genomics, Molecular Physiology, Conservation Biology and Ecology, Pathology, and Landscape Ecosystems Management.  Students are trained by graduate faculty with an emphasis on interdisciplinary education and mastery of their chosen area of study.

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How to Apply

Please find below resources to help with your application process.

Student Life

Curious to learn more about the student experience? 

Browse through our Current Students pages to experience what it is like to be one of our students.

Our Faculty & Research Areas

PSLA Research Areas

For more information on the faculty that teach in this program, please visit our Faculty page.

  • Agriculture Production and Information Systems

  • Food Safety of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables 

  • Invasives and Weed Science

  • Landscape Architecture and Studies

  • Plant Ecology and Conservation Biology

  • Plant Pathology and Food Security 

  • Plant Physiology and Development 

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University of Maryland Tours. Don’t forget to schedule a campus tour! Also, check out the AGNR Prospective Students page for useful resources including information on financial aid and scholarships. 

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