Virginia State University to Launch New Graduate Programs in Agricultural Science

Virginia State University, the historically black educational institution in Ettrick, has announced that it will be offering a new master’s degree program in plant science. The new program will debut in the fall semester. Students will have the opportunity to study field and horticultural crops, soil science, ecosystems, and plant biology. The university maintains a 416-acre farm which includes 130 acres of irrigated cropland, laboratories, and an 18,500-square-foot greenhouse.

Virginia State hopes to begin a doctoral program in life sciences and agriculture within two years.