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Agricultural Science

MS-Agricultural Science  (MS-AG)

MS-Agricultural Science - Thesis option
MS-Agricultural Science - Non-thesis option
MS-Agricultural Science - Non-thesis with School Leadership emphasis option

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources offers a Master of Science degree program in which students may choose to emphasize coursework in agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, animal science, plant and soil science or horticulture. Graduate-level research is encouraged through the use of on-campus and University Instructional and Research Farm facilities.

The department additionally has signed agreements with other cooperating institutions to conduct research projects at off-campus locations.

The Agricultural Science program has three options; thesis or 2 non-thesis option. 

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To be accepted into the Master of Science (MS) in Agricultural Sciences, a student’s graduate school application will be reviewed by the graduate faculty in the CASNR. For acceptance into the MS – Option II or III (Non-Thesis), a student must receive a favorable vote from the majority of the CASNR graduate faculty. For acceptance into the MS – Option I (Thesis), in addition, at least one member of the graduate faculty must agree to serve as the student’s advisor (Chair).

Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • Resume(Vita)
  • Statement of Goals:  1-2 pages, up to 500 words.  
    Address career objectives and how the master's degree
    will help you meet those goals.

Additional Admission Consideration Requirements for International Students Only

  • Application fee, $75.00, US dollars (this may be paid online when you apply)
  • Bank Statement from the sponsor, must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD (must be less than 1 year old)
  • Official sponsor statement
  • Official transcripts (with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma)
    For more information on official transcripts, please click here and read FAQ question:  What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

  • Resume(Vita)
  • Statement of Goals:  1-2 pages, up to 500 words.  
    Address career objectives and how the master's degree
    will help you meet those goals.

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.

International student 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