Graduate Programs & Services

Academic Programs

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences coordinates a variety of graduate study options offered by the University of Minnesota Graduate School. Programs include a complete range of degree options in these areas:

Graduate Programs Contacts

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University Catalog

Provides current information about programs and courses

  • Agricultural Education MS
  • Animal Science MS and PhD
  • Applied Economics MS and PhD
  • Applied Plant Sciences MS and PhD
  • Bioproducts & Biosystems Science Engineering Management MS and PhD
  • Conservation Sciences MS and PhD
  • Entomology MS and PhD
  • Food Science MS and PhD
  • Land & Atmospheric Sciences MS and PhD
  • Natural Resources Science & Management MS and PhD
  • Nutrition MS and PhD
  • Plant Microbial Biology MS and PhD
  • Plant Pathology MS and PhD
  • Water Resources Science MS and PhD

Graduate Student Resources

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Academic Resources & Support

Academic Resources & Support

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Funding Support

Funding Support

  • Assistantships

    • An assistantship provides financial assistance through part-time academic employment. Assistants are paid a stipend and/or receive tuition remission (free tuition) in exchange for tasks they perform for a faculty member, the department or the college. Teaching assistantships provide financial aid in exchange for teaching activities, such as helping a professor by conducting lab or study groups, preparing lectures and grading. Research assistantships pay you to assist a professor with his or her research.
    • Most assistantships are driven by faculty research or teaching needs, so it is best to contact your adviser to find out what opportunities are available in your department. You can find out about assistantships in other University colleges and departments by visiting the Graduate Assistant Employment Office.
  • Fellowships

    • Unlike assistantships, fellowships generally do not require you to work in exchange for aid. Fellowships are based on academic merit and usually cover educational and living expenses. Currently enrolled graduate students may apply for University-wide fellowships and/or external funding opportunities.
  • Graduate Student Board Grant Applications

  • CFANS Emergency Funding

  • Funding Opportunities for CFANS International Grad Students

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Student Organizations

Student Organizations

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Student Support

Student Support

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Career & Professional Development Support

Career & Professional Development Support