Global impact. Millions of people go undernourished every day. They don't have clean water to drink or nutritious food to eat. We're changing that. We're here to educate future leaders to feed and fuel the world. Locally and globally, in the classroom and the field, we're working with students, scientists, communities, and producers to increase food and fuel security. Through these research collaborations, we're developing new crop varieties, agricultural processes, and technologies revolutionizing food systems and the agriculture industry.
Our story began 150 years ago. The world has changed immensely since then; however, our mission is still the same—to educate new generations to advance the agriculture industry. Former Crop Sciences faculty and students from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign didn't just advance the agriculture industry--they revolutionized it and still are today.
Our Developments and Milestones
- In the early 1950s, Professor John R. Laughnan developed one of the first varieties of sweet corn known as "Illini Super Sweet."
- In the 1930s, Clyde M. Woodworth published the first map of soybean chromosomes, which led to the first improved soybean varieties in the U.S.
- In 1918, Cyril G. Hopkins revitalized Greece's agricultural economy and practices by educating farmers on soil fertility and productivity. In a time when Greece depended on agricultural prosperity, Dr. Hopkins contribution allowed Greece to feed its people for coming generations.
- Educated one of the Fathers of Hybrid Corn Edward M. East (the first Ph.D. to be awarded from our department in 1907) went on to help provide the foundation for hybrid corn research. Today, East is known as one of the founding fathers of hybrid corn.
- Our department has the oldest continuous soil experimentation plots in the United States dating back to 1876. Today, you can see the Morrow Plots on campus that continues to provide valuable research information.
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- Sustainable Agriculture
- Introduction to Crop Sciences
- Environment, Agric, & Society
- The Global Food Production Web
- Agriculture and Science of Coffee
- 48 months
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DisciplinesPlant & Crop Sciences View 155 other Masters in Plant & Crop Sciences in United States
- High school transcript
- Test score results (ACT, SAT)
- Application fee (Domestic $50 ; International $75)
- To be considered for admission, you must complete a program of study that qualifies you for admission to selective universities in your own country. Freshman applicants must report their academic credentials when they apply.
International31890 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 31890 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National31000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 31000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State13550 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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