College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Gainful Employment

The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) offers a 60-credit certificate program within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). Graduates of the IAA earn a Certificate in Applied Agriculture from UMD. This credential is a two-year (60-credit) undergraduate certificate.

Continue reading to learn more about the cost of the program, financing options, and relevant employment opportunities.


What does it cost to attend the UMD Institute of Applied Agriculture?

Estimated Costs*Maryland ResidentNon-Maryland Resident
Annual tuition and mandatory fees$10,180$32,044
On-campus residence hall room, cable, and phone$6,944$6,944
Meal plan (average)$4,814$4,814
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200
Transportation and incidental costs$2,604$2,604

 ^ Current as of Fall 2017. Source: UMD Admissions.

What other costs are there for this program?
The University estimates $4,980 in expenses, which include allowances for personal and miscellaneous costs. These expenses vary greatly based on lifestyle and the allowance is based on the costs according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

For further program cost information click hereFor the most current information about tuition and fees, please contact the Office of the Bursar.

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. Visit our scholarships page to learn more and apply.

Student success:

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, *% finished in 2 years.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2013-14. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program is *%.

*This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Relevant employment opportunities: 

What kind of jobs can I get with a Certificate in Applied Agriculture?

Visit the O*Net Online links below for career information that relates to the IAA's areas of study:

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