College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA)! To receive an admissions packet by mail, please visit our Request Information page. If you have additional questions that you do not see listed here, please call the IAA Office at 301.405.4686.

  1. What is the Institute of Applied Agriculture?
    The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) is a two-year, 60-credit academic certificate program in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The IAA program includes eight concentrations in three key areas of study: Agriculture, Horticulture, and Turfgrass.

  2. What is the cost of tuition at the University of Maryland (UMD)?
    Information regarding University tuition and fees can be found at this link.

  3. Where is the IAA located?
    The IAA is located in Jull Hall at the University of Maryland, College Park. View our Visitor Information page for full directions and a campus map.

  4. What is the difference between a part-time and a full-time student?
    Part-time students enroll for between 6 and 11.5 credits per semester. Full-time students enroll for a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

  5. Is this an associate (A.A.) degree?
    It is not. IAA graduates are awarded a 60-credit Certificate of Applied Agriculture from the University of Maryland, College Park. Per Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) regulation, only community colleges award associate degrees.

  6. How can I visit the IAA?
    Simple! Attend an upcoming Open House, or call 301.405.4686 to schedule a personalized visit.

  7. Are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who attend the IAA eligible for tuition remission under the GI Bill?
    Yes. Please visit our Veteran Student Life page for details and additional points of contact for veteran students.
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