Agricultural Sciences Ph.D. Program | Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University




Agricultural Sciences

The College of Agricultural Sciences offers a comprehensive graduate program in Agricultural Sciences leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Students build their future with a diverse, interdisciplinary doctoral education in the physical, biological and social sciences that enhances, regulates and sustains agriculture, food and forestry producers, industries and agencies.

Our research-intensive graduate program prepares students to excel at effortlessly developing and funding their own research program; and teaching graduate and undergraduate students.

Areas of concentration include:

Biological sciences

  • Animal Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Crop Science
  • Human Nutrition Dietetics
  • Food Safety
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Horticulture
  • Soil Science

Social sciences

  • Agribusiness Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Forest Recreation

Physical sciences

  • Renewable Energy
  • Bio-fuels
  • Hydrology.

We attract local, national and international students, who form an earnest community of scholars involved in the exchange of ideas and high-level research, in areas specific to their goals and interest.