Agricultural Sciences MS

To pursue a Master of Science degree, the student must be accepted by a member of the Graduate Faculty from the School of Agriculture. Acceptance will be based on admission to the Graduate School, scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), undergraduate grade point average, and availability of qualified advisors in the desired area.  Students may choose either the Option I (thesis) or Option II (non-thesis) program. 

Master of Science in Agricultural Sciences - Option I Thesis

(30 semester hours minimum)

Thesis
AG 518Thesis (6 semester hours required)3-6
Only 6 semester hours of credit for 518 per degree will be given upon satisfactory completion of the requirement
Required Courses
AG 505Statistical Methods in Agriculture3
AG 506Advanced Statistical Methods in Agriculture3
AG 532Sci Meth Ag Research3
Electives
Additional 15 hours to be selected by the student in consultation with his/her advisor. A minimum of nine elective hours must be earned in an Agricultural discipline. A minor is not required but if a student chooses to complete a minor, the required course work is four courses taken from a subject area that complements the student's major. A student must satisfy departmental comprehensive exam requirements of a minor.
Advisor Approved Graduate Ag Electives9
Advisor Approved Graduate Electives6
Total Hours30

Master of Science in Agricultural Sciences - Option II Non-Thesis

(36 semester hours minimum)

Required Courses
AG 505Statistical Methods in Agriculture3
AG 595Research Lit Techniques (3 semester hours required)3
Electives
30 semester hours of additional courses to be selected by the student in consultation with his/her advisor. A minimum of 18 hours must be earned in an Agricultural discipline.
Advisor Approved Graduate Ag Electives18
Advisor Approved Graduate Electives12
Total Hours36