Department of Crop Sciences

Online Program

Online courses for agricultural professionals or anyone interested in the field of plant sciences.

The Online Certificate of Professional Development and M.S. Degree Programs in Crop Sciences enable students to strengthen their skills and education through part-time study, with most courses taught online.

Our programs offer a wide range of courses from Crop Production to Plant Breeding, from Insect Pest Management to Plant Physiology, and from Herbicide Mode of Action to Crop Growth and Development. We have a 30-year history of providing University of Illinois courses to agricultural professionals across Illinois, and throughout the world. Students can enroll in individual courses for personal or professional advancement or can apply for admission to the master's degree program in the Department of Crop Sciences. Students who successfully complete three qualifying online courses receive a Professional Development Certificate.

Courses in the Online M.S. Degree Program in Crop Sciences are offered in conjunction with the Department of Crop Sciences, the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, and the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Illinois. Our classes are open to anyone with an interest in learning more about agriculture.