Agricultural Sciences

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Degrees Offered:

  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences

Application Fee - $65

Tests Required - GRE and

All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting an approved English Language Competency Test score with their application. These applicants must have one of the following minimum scores for consideration:

  • 550 on the paper-based TOEFL
  • 80 on the internet-based TOEFL
  • 6.5 on the IELTS
  • 105 on the Duolingo English Exam (EFFECTIVE JUNE 1st, 2024, Duolingo score minimum will increase to 115)

This applies to all international applicants. No waivers or exemptions will be provided. Students must provide a copy of their scorecard, verifying test results, with their application to the Agricultural Sciences.

Deadlines - None

Areas of Interest

  • Agricultural Economics - Ph.D.
  • Agricultural Systems and Education - Ph.D.
  • Animal Science - Ph.D.
  • Crop Science and Environmental Management - Ph.D.
  • Food and Nutrition - Ph.D.
  • Forestry - Ph.D.
  • Horticulture - Ph.D.

Contact Information

Mary Dunmyer 


Agricultural Sciences
Agriculture Room 201
Mailcode 4416
Carbondale, IL 62901

For complete details - Visit the Agricultural Sciences Web page

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Graduate education at Southern Illinois is very affordable. Costs include tuition (per credit hour) and fees. There are many forms of financial assistance available: Assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships which can include a partial or full waiver of tuition costs (fees cannot be waived). Most forms of financial aid are given for a semester or year at a time.