Agricultural Science

MS-Agricultural Science  (MS-AG)

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 two options; thesis or non-thesis option. 

If you wish to be considered for admission to the master's in agricultural science, thesis option, you must

1) submit an official GRE or

2) hold a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a major in agriculture with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 overall or 3.25 on last 60 hours.

If you wish to be considered for admission to the master's in agricultural science, 
non-thesis option, you must

1) an official GRE or

2) an official GMAT or

3) a passing score on the TExES for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) #160, or

4) a passing score on the TExES for Agricultural Science and Technology #172, or

5) a passing score on the AAFCS Composite #200.

6) hold a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a major in agriculture with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 overall or 3.25 on last 60 hours.

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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).
  • Official General Test GRE or Official GMAT scores

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?

  • English Proficiency:

    • Official TOEFL (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • IELTS (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor's degree or higher degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university, or

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