Our Doctorate Program in Agricultural Science gives students both a solid theoretical and practical preparation that permits them to independently carry out academic and scientific activities in the fields of agriculture and livestock.
Our program’s objective is that our graduates be researchers of the highest quality, able to work creatively and with scientific independence. We aim to give them the skills necessary to carry out team work focused on the current realities in Latin America, where scientists that are able to direct research focused on sustainable agricultural development are needed.
In addition to the above, our program also has an up-to-date vision of Agricultural Science, especially in the areas of Plant, Animal and Soil Sciences. Graduates educated in our program are oriented towards applied investigation and the development and innovation of Agricultural Science.
Our Doctorate Program in Agricultural Science is multidisciplinary. Austral University of Chile professors from diverse schools participate in our program, including professors from the Schools of Agricultural Science, Science and Veterinary Science, as well as renowned professors and reseachers from other national and foreign universities and investigation institutes.
Our program is based on a flexible curriculum which is individualized for each student. The course of study lasts for four years with the doctoral thesis as its central focal point.
Our program’s course of study is made up of a combination of sequential academic activities which include advanced courses, an exam in English proficiency, bibliographical seminars, investigations, a ranking exam, a thesis project, and an exit exam.
Students who have successfully completed their coursework, had their thesis approved, and passed the exit exam will receive the academic title of Doctor of Agricultural Science.
University graduates in the area of Agricultural Science or similar biological areas will be able to apply to this program in agreement with current university legislation. Those without Agricultural Science degrees must take complementary, leveling courses.
Areas of Study
Course of Study
External Advisory Committee of the Doctorate Program
Registration Fee for Regular Students and Those with Special-Exceptions
Annual: Chilean $ 150.000
Per Semester: Chilean $ 2.100.000
Download Application Form from the Agricultural Science Faculty’s Graduate School
Complete list of Doctorate Graduates from the PhD Program in Agricultural Science
Updated June 30th, 2015
|Ahmed Hasan||Associate Professor||Bangladesh Agricultural University. Department of Agronomy.|
|Alejandra Sepúlveda||Lecturer||Universidad Católica de Temuco. School of Environmental Sciences.|
|Alejandro García||Lecturer||Universidad de Chile. Department of Wood Engineering and Biomaterials.|
|Carolina Lizana||Lecturer||Universidad Austral de Chile, Department of Plant Production and Protection.|
|Claudia Barchiesi||Associate Professor||Universidad de La Frontera, Department of Agriculture.|
|Constanza Jana||Deputy Director R&D||INIA Intihuasi. (National Institute of Agricultural Research)|
|Cristian Ortiz||Head||San Ignacio´s County, Bio-Bio Region. PRODESAL II.|
|Ernesto Cisternas||Director||INIA La Cruz. (National Institute of Agricultural Research)|
|Estrella Garrido||Undergraduate School Director||Universidad Catolica del Maule. School of Agriculture.|
|Gregorio Vásconez||Lecturer||Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo (Ecuador), Faculty of Livestock Sciences.|
|Jaime Antonio Guerrero||Associate Professor||Universidad de La Frontera, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences|
|Jordana Rivero||Lecturer||Universidad Católica de Temuco. School of Agriculture.|
|José Antonio Blanco||Lecturer||Universidad Católica del Maule. School of Agriculture.|
|Juan Pablo Keim||Lecturer||Universidad Austral de Chile. Department of Animal Science.|
|Karin Hoffens||School Director||Universidad de Los Lagos. Professional Institute of Los Lagos.|
|Luis Osvaldo Devotto||Researcher||INIA Quilamapu. (National Institute of Agricultural Research)|
|Manuel Muñoz||Researcher||INIA Remehue. (National Institute of Agricultural Research) Potato Breeding Program.|
|María Laura Bernáldez||Professor||Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina). Department of Animal Science.|
|Nolberto Arismendi||Associate Researcher||Universidad de Concepcion. Department of Plant Science.|
|Oscar Rodrigo Seguel||Lecturer||Universidad de Chile. Department of Agricultural Engineering and Soil.|
|Pablo Loaiza||Head of Department||National Dairy Consortium. Department of Extension.|
|Pamela Williams||Lecturer and Head of Laboratory||Universidad de Concepcion. Department of Animal Science. Animal Nutrition Laboratory.|
|Patricio Quijada||Undergraduate School Director||Universidad de Viña del Mar. School of Agriculture.|
|Patricio Sandaña||Researcher||INIA Remehue. (National Institute of Agricultural Research). National Potato Consortium.|
|Paz Millas||Researcher||INIA Quilamapu. (National Institute of Agricultural Research).|
|Susana Valle||Lecturer||Universidad Austral de Chile. Department of Agricultural Engineering and Soil.|
|Yosselyn Garay||Associate Professor||Universidad San Sebastian. Department of Biology and Chemistry.|
Those interested in applying to the programs offered by the Graduate School in the Agricultural Science Faculty must: