What kind of degree will I receive?

There are four offerings within Agroecology at UF: M.S. (thesis or non-thesis), Ph.D., or two certificates (Sustainable Agroecosystems, Global Agroecology). You will receive a degree in the major of your choosing with a concentration in agroecology.

How many credits does this program require?

It depends on the degree: M.S. is 30 credits beyond a Bachelor, Ph.D. is 60 credits, Sustainable Agroecosystems Certificate is 12 credits and Global Agroecology Certificate is 10 credits.

Can I get financial assistance from the University?

For M.S. thesis and Ph.D. degrees, assistantships and fellowships are available upon acceptance within a faculty research program. Scholarships for all programs can be applied for through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). For more information, click here.

How much is tuition?

The current estimated tuition and fees for Distance Education (DE) courses for the academic year 2017-18 is $ 565/credit hour.

For non-Florida residents, the program will be more expensive if taken as a resident student rather than as a DE student.  Non-Florida resident students will be required to pay out-of-state tuition which is currently $1255.41/credit hour.

Tuition is reviewed by the University of Florida every summer semester for the upcoming academic year; hence an increase in tuition fee should be expected.

Please follow this link for detailed fee structure information.

Thesis v.s. non-thesis option

This option applies only to the M.S. degree. Individuals interested in pursuing a Ph.D. beyond an M.S. degree are encouraged to consider the non-thesis option carefully. Typically, institutions prefer a thesis M.S. for admission to a Ph.D. program. We will be happy to discuss the different options.

Are there any special requirements for taking the courses online ?

Distance education students should become familiar with the requirements of the program regarding internet access and computer requirements. For more information, click here to access the UF e-learning Student Help.