College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Master of Science in Agriculture

Grow your Future!

The Master of Science in Agriculture (MSAG) is an interdisciplinary degree program offered by the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) through the cooperation of a variety of academic units in CAHNRS as well as WSU’s Research and Extension Centers.

The program’s outstanding faculty experts in animal science, economic sciences, food science, crop and soil Sciences, horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, and more. Students have the opportunity to direct their learning experience and tailor their coursework to help them meet their professional goals.

The program is available completely online and gives students the opportunity to further their education while they continue employment anywhere in the world.




The MS in Agriculture degree program offers a versatile general agriculture degree track which allows the student to customize a program to suit their interests, and we have also established focused options in Food Science & Management and Plant Health Management. For an outline of course requirements for each option see their advising guides.


The Master of Science in Agriculture (MSAG) program is ideal for agricultural professionals, practitioners, and educators. The degree is completely online, so students can achieve their goals without disrupting their lives. The program’s General track is versatile so that students may tailor their coursework according to their professional goals.


Food Science and Management

Washington State University’s Master of Science in Agriculture: Food Science and Management 11841278223_3ba48d442f_cdegree and option brings together two disciplines: food science and organizational management.  The combination means that you will be uniquely qualified to meet the increasing demand for managers who understand both research and economics.

Real world expertise–Program director Dr. Barbara Rasco is an internationally recognized food scientist/engineer and fellow with the Institute of Food Technologists.  She is also an attorney with expertise in food law and regulatory compliance.

Dr. Rasco has years of industrial experience in research, manufacturing and quality control and has provided technical and legal assistance to dozens of corporations in 37 countries.  She has advised governments on food regulations, policy and regulatory compliance.


studentsgreenhousePlant Health Management

Washington State University’s Master of Science in Agriculture: Plant Health Management degree and option combines WSU’s world-renowned plant science graduate programs with business courses in organizational management. This combination means graduates will be qualified to manage commercial‐scale agricultural or horticultural operations (farms, greenhouses, landscapes, parks, etc.), and will be able to diagnose and address problems associated with plant pathogens, insects and weeds, as well as environmental factors (including soil) that impact plant health.

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