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What will I learn?

A graduate degree in natural resources with an emphasis in soil, environmental and atmospheric sciences (SEAS) is designed to prepare students for professional careers in research, teaching or application of basic concepts of soil, environmental, and atmospheric sciences to air-plant-soil-water and other environmental problems.

Atmospheric science students participate in an area of research such as dynamic and physical meteorology, general circulation, global climate change, severe storms, remote sensing and applied climatology with emphasis on environmental and socioeconomic impacts. The program has a specialized computer data library that includes extensive long-term global and local observational records to support thesis and dissertation research. There are opportunities for joint research programs with the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Environmental science students may participate in research examining environmental quality, hydrology, watershed management and water quality emphasis areas. The program has extensive analytical equipment and facilities for chemical, biological and physical analysis of water and earth materials as well as access to field sites to conduct research in agricultural, urban and undisturbed environments in various regions of the state of Missouri.

Soil science students participate in one of the following emphasis areas: environmental quality, pedology, soil chemistry and biochemistry, soil physics and conservation, or soil fertility and soil-plant relationships. Equipment for chemical, microbial and physical analysis of soils is maintained by the School of Natural Resources. Access to additional chemical analysis equipment, computing facilities, digital imaging equipment, field facilities, greenhouse space, radiochemistry and scanning electron microscopes is available within the University.

Which department am I in?

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Study options

Full Time (30 hours of graduate credits)

Tuition fees
US$23,102.00 per year
The tuition fees is based on 9 credit units each fall and spring semester.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 January 2023


College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

2-64 Agriculture Building,



65211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum Admission Requirements: Have earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution. Have earned a 3.0 or better GPA in the last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework (for applicants with less than a master’s degree).

For international students

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited institution
Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
Graduate Record Exam score (GRE): verbal plus quantitative total of at least 1100 (300 on the new GRE)
Minimum TOEFL scores: 550 (paper-based test), 79 (Internet-based test), IELTS Academic 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Missouri

The University of Missouri’s beautiful 1,262 acre site offers a pleasant place to enjoy top class study at a well-renowned American institution.

  • Outstanding facilities across beautiful campus
  • Dedicated international center
  • Nationally-recognized online courses
  • Diverse and active student body

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