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Online Master of Agricultual and Life Sciences

Selected as one of the top schools for an online masters in agricultural and life sciences, 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:

  • Agribusiness
  • Applied Animal Behaior
    and Welfare
  • Applied Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Education


  • Environmental Science
  • Food Safety and Biosecurity
  • Leadership Studies
  • Plant Science and Pest Management

Online information sessions are held the First Friday of each month, and provide an opportunity to learn more more about the fully online master's program within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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. 

About The Program

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. To learn more about the variety of OMALS concentrations, courses within the program and requirements for admission, click the link above.

OMALS Certificate Programs

Not interested in a full 32-hour master's degree, but gravitating towards a condensed program within the field of AgriBusiness, Collaborative Community Leadership or Problem Solving for Leading Change?

We offer 12-14 hour certifcates that will give you real-world experience. Click the link above to learn more. 

Request More Information

To find out more information about the OMALS program, click the link above.

Contact Us

To connect with a professor, learn more about graduate advisory committees, and to find resources for prospective and current students, click the link above.