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Dig deeper and advance your career with a Master of Science in Agricultural Sciences

Acquire a competitive edge with this advanced degree that allows you the choice to dig deeper into agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, animal science, plant and soil science or horticulture. Take advantage of graduate-level research using on-campus instructional and research farm facilities or off-campus facilities with cooperating institutions. Prepare for a better career or further graduate study using exciting experiential learning and in-field training. This program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option as well as online programs.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

Non-thesis 36, Thesis 30

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Agricultural Sciences students are typically interested in:

  • Agricultural education
  • Agricultural research
  • Agricultural industries and management
  • Horticulture and soil science
  • Animal science
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Agricultural Sciences (MS) :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED ReadyToEdit

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

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Agricultural Sciences (MS) :: 1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS ReadyToEdit

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

An advanced degree in agricultural sciences will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Study in-depth agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, animal science, plant and soil science or horticulture.
  • Participate in graduate-level research using on-campus instructional and research farm facilities or off-campus facilities with cooperating institutions.
  • Prepare for further graduate study and doctoral degrees.
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Agricultural Sciences (MS) :: 1.07 Careers ReadyToEdit

Careers

Nearly 60,000 agricultural job openings are expected annually in the U.S. and are on the rise, but only 35,000 graduates are available to fill these positions. Agricultural sciences students are provided on-the-job experience with internships in the rapidly growing agri-related areas of industry and business. All assignments are at an approved work situation under the supervision of a designated faculty member. Here, you will apply that in-depth knowledge gained in the classroom to face the day-to-day challenges found in the field.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Agricultural and Food Scientist
$64,020
Agricultural Engineer
$77,110

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Agricultural Sciences (MS) :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ReadyToEdit

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What You Will Learn

You will study agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, animal science, plant and soil science or horticulture with graduate-level research on and off campus. This research and coursework will help you achieve advancement in an agricultural career or prepare you for a doctoral program.

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Agricultural Sciences (MS) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES ReadyToEdit

Featured Courses

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Student Organizations

The Agribusiness Club encourages fellowship among students in both agribusiness and agricultural and applied economics. We provide students with unique networking and professional opportunities and experiences.

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Graduate Program Cost

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Agricultural Sciences (MS) :: Admissions Requirements

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee: $50
  • All official transcripts
    • Bachelor’s degree, including all transcripts used towards a bachelor’s degree
    • Any master’s degree transcript(s) with graduate coursework (if applicable)
  1. One of the following Bachelor’s degree options:
    1. Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution in agricultural sciences or closely related field of study with an overall bachelor’s GPA of
      1. 3.00 or higher or a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of the bachelor’s degree.
      2. 2.75-2.99 and at least one of the following:
        1. Official general GRE score report
        2. Official GMAT score report
        3. Passing score on one of the following Texas Educator Certification Exams (TEXES):
          1. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 6-12 (172)
          2. Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (160)
          3. AAFCS Exam for Texas FCS Teacher Certification (200)
    2. Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution in a field other than agricultural sciences and at least one of the following:
      1. Official general GRE score report
      2. Official GMAT score report
      3. Passing score on one of the following Texas Educator Certification Exams (TEXES):
        1. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 6-12 (172)
        2. Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (160)
        3. AAFCS Exam for Texas FCS Teacher Certification (200)

Application Packet Submission Deadline

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Faculty Review Process

To be accepted into the Master of Science (MS) in Agricultural Sciences program, your graduate school application will be reviewed by the graduate faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Non-Thesis (Option II)

  • You must receive a favorable vote from the majority of the CASNR graduate faculty.

Thesis (Option I)

  • You must receive a favorable vote from the majority of the CASNR graduate faculty.
  • At least one member of the graduate faculty must agree to serve as your advisor (Chair).
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Agricultural Sciences (MS) :: Admissions Requirements, International

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee: $75.00, USD
  • All official transcripts
    • Bachelor’s degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor’s degree
    • Any master’s degree transcript(s) with graduate coursework (if applicable)
    • A copy of the provisional certificate or diploma
  • International applicants without a U.S.-regionally accredited awarded bachelors or master’s degree in agricultural sciences or closely related field of study with an overall bachelor’s GPA of 3.00 or higher or a 3.00 GPA on last 60 hours of bachelor’s degree must hold a bachelor’s degree in a field of agricultural sciences or related field of study from a university with coursework and degree plans equivalent to that of a U.S. regionally accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least one of the following:GMAT/General Test GRE official test scores or 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA (3.25 on the last 60 hours of coursework toward the bachelor’s degree)
    • Official general GRE score report, or
    • Official GMAT score report, or
    • Passing score on one of the following Texas Educator Certification Exams (TEXES):
      1. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 6-12 (172)
      2. Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (160)
      3. AAFCS Exam for Texas FCS Teacher Certification (200)

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor
    • Must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD and be less than 1 year old
  • English Proficiency
    Scores must be less than 2 years old.
    • Official TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550), or
    • Official IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall), or
    • Official PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher), or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Application Packet Submission Deadlines

Applications (including all required documents and for programs that are not fully online) have the following deadlines:

Fall admission consideration: June 1

Spring admission consideration: October 15

Summer admission consideration: March 15

Faculty Review Process

To be accepted into the Master of Science (MS) in Agricultural Sciences program, your graduate school application will be reviewed by the graduate faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Non-Thesis (Option II)

  • You must receive a favorable vote from the majority of the CASNR graduate faculty.

Thesis (Option I)

  • You must receive a favorable vote from the majority of the CASNR graduate faculty.
  • At least one member of the graduate faculty must agree to serve as your advisor (Chair).


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We Are Here To Help!

Our faculty and staff are excited to guide you through the admission process and answer questions or concerns. Give us a call or email and we will get back to you right away.

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Contact CASNR

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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