The University of Kentucky Department of Agronomy provides opportunities for graduate study leading 

to a M.S. degree in Plant and Soil Science and a Ph.D. degree in Soil Science .  Graduate programs are 

designed to accommodate the individual interests and objectives of students, provide a strong 

background in basic science, and a broad understanding of soil systems.  Excellent facilities and 

experienced guidance allow students to carry out independent research and receive thorough training in

both field and laboratory techniques.

The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.  The 

Department of Agronomy laboratories are well equipped, with sophisticated instrumentation.  A central 

analytical research laboratory increases efficiency for routine plant and soil analyses, while greenhouses 

and controlled climate chambers are adjacent to the building.  The Agricultural Field Research Farm 

(Spindletop Farm) has excellent facilities for short term and long term research plots, and is a short 

distance from campus.  There is also research opportunities at the UK College of Agriculture's West 

Kentucky Substation, located in the western part of the state at Princeton, Kentucky.

For extensive information on Graduate Policies, Financial Opportunities, Admission, etc. visit the

The Graduate School Homepage ; or, The Graduate School Bulletin .

For further information on Soil Chemistry research opportunities contact:
Dr. Christopher J. Matocha
University of Kentucky 
Department of Agronomy N-122R 
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0091 
Phone:  (859) 257-9312 
Fax:      (859) 257-2185 

Although formal applications are submitted through the Graduate School Office, prospective graduate students are also advised to correspond with the Director of Graduate Studies in Agronomy:
Dr. John Grove 
University of Kentucky 
Department of Agronomy N-122L 
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0091 
Phone:  (859) 257-5852 
Fax:      (859) 257-2185