Professionals credit robust online master’s work with ag career successes


The Department of Crop Sciences at Illinois has offered master’s degrees since the university’s earliest days. But, recognizing the unique needs of professionals wishing to advance their careers, it wasn’t until the mid-1980s that the department started offering its first distance-learning option. Back then, the program primarily targeted professionals in traditional agricultural careers: seed salespeople, crop advisors, and the like. But agriculture has made some seismic shifts in the past 40 years. Today’s program reflects those changes while staying relevant to those in traditional ag roles Learn More