Virginia Tech’s Online Master of Agricultural and Life Sciences program is uniquely positioned to meet the evolving and dynamic needs of today’s agricultural professionals, offering concentrations in the areas of education, environmental science, food safety and biosecurity, leadership studies, and plant science and pest management.

This degree provides practical application taught by faculty experts who are both in the classroom and in the field, researching and practicing what they teach daily. 

The online format will allow you to study the world-class curriculum that Virginia Tech is known for, while earning the same regionally accredited degree as an on-campus student.  With this tailored educational experience, you will graduate from the program with greater knowledge of industry competencies to effectively and strategically lead in one of the dynamic agricultural and life science industries.

Learn more about the five concentrations:

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In-state and out-of-state tuition

$750 per credit hour


News and Announcements

  • ALS 5954 Study Abroad: NEW REDUCED PRICE-$2800!  Comparative Study of Agricultural and Life Sciences in Morocco is being offered Summer 2017.  Review the syllabus and click here to apply for the program.

Virginia Tech was named one of the most affordable Master's degrees in Agriculture.


James C. Anderson, II
Assistant Professor & Director of Distance and Graduate Education
540-231-3824 (Fax)
214D Litton-Reaves Hall
Mail Code 0343
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Jennifer Jones
Graduate Program Coordinator
540-231-6741 (Fax)
Mail Code 0334
1060 Litton-Reaves Hall
175 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061