Program of Graduate Work
Master of Science in Agricultural Sciences
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources offers a Master of Science degree program in which students may choose to emphasize course work in Agribusiness, Agricultural and Family Education, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife, Equine Science, and Horticulture. Graduate-level research is encouraged through the use of on campus laboratories and facilities, the University Instructional and Research Farm, and the Plant Science Research Farm.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources also coordinates the Transition to Teaching program for degreed professionals who wish to become certified to teach Agricultural Science and Technology or Family and Consumer Sciences in secondary schools. This program consists of graduate-level courses in agricultural and family education that focus on professional development competencies required for a successful career in teaching, as well as preparation for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). Courses may be applied to a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Sciences, provided the student is admitted to a degree program. Individuals interested in Transition to Teaching should contact the department for specific information regarding admission.
The department additionally has signed agreements with other cooperating institutions to conduct research projects at off-campus locations.
Admission to a graduate program is granted by the Dean of the Graduate School upon the recommendation of the department. Applicants must meet the following requirements for admission in addition to meeting the general university requirements in Agricultural Science.
Students may choose either the Option I (thesis) or Option II (non-thesis) program. Though not guaranteed assistantships are awarded preferentially to students who are conducting thesis.
Note: The Department reserves the right to suspend from the program any student who in the judgment of the departmental graduate committee, does not meet the professional expectations of the field.
Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.
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Brooke A. Clemmons
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