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PhD Soil Science

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Degree structure: 
(a) PhD programme degree in Soil Science shall be undertaken by course work, examination, research and thesis under guidance of supervisors.

(b) Senate shall normally appoint two supervisors for the candidate according to the School of Graduate Studies Rules and Regulations governing PhD studies. 


 

Duration of programme: 
The duration of the PhD programme shall normally be 3 years for a full time student and 5 years for part-time student.


 

Admission requirements:
Applicant must be a holder of any of the following:
(a) Master degree in Soil Physics, Soil Chemistry, Soil Biology, Soil Survey and Classification or Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition of Maseno University or of a recognized university.
(b) Other qualifications considered by Senate as equivalent to a Master degree in any branch of Soil Science.


 

PhD Soil Science Courses

Year I Semester I
ASS 911: Advances in Soil Ecology 
ASS 913: Advances in Soil Mineralogy and Chemistry 
ASS 915: Advances in Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility 
ASS 917: Advances in Soil Genesis and Classification 


Year I Semester II
ASS 912: Advances in Tillage and Soil-Plant Relations 
ASS 914: Advances in Soil and Plant Analysis 
ASS 916: Special Topics and Seminars 
AAN 918 Research Methods 


ASS 919: Research and Thesis Years 2 and 3 for full time student or
Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 for part time student