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.
No foreign language credits required
Non-thesis 36, Thesis 30
No thesis required
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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
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In this course you will cover topics such as descriptive statistics, measures of dispersion, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, analysis of variance, pairwise comparisons, and linear regression.
This course will lead you to examine problems in population genetics as applied to domestic animals. In addition, you will learn about heredity and environmental interaction, methods of selection, mating systems, and biometrics of animal improvements.
You will gain a deeper understanding of trade theory dealing with the production, marketing, and distribution of goods and services, as well as cover the following concepts: comparative advantage, gains from specialization, trade models, trade policy analysis, partial equilibrium analysis of free trade, welfare aspects of trade, preferential agreements, and policy issues.
In this course you will study the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system, hormone-producing cells, synthesis of hormones, mechanisms of hormone action, and effects of hormones on physiological processes in domestic animals, as well as the study of hormone-related diseases and disorders.
Graduate Program Costs
As of Fall 2019, tuition and fees for a graduate student taking 9 credit hours through our 1 Year Optional Rate Plan is $3,288.98 for a Texas resident and $7,086.98 for a non-Texas resident. However, rates do change based on the number of credit hours taken, payment plan used and other factors.
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