Cultivate Your Career with 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.

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Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Agricultural Sciences students are typically interested in:

  • Agricultural education
  • Agricultural research
  • Agricultural industries and management
  • Horticulture and soil science
  • Animal science

See Yourself Succeed With a Degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

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Grow Your Passion for Agriculture

A&M-Commerce has one of the top hands-on agricultural programs in Texas. Explore horticulture, wildlife, livestock herds, and more through exciting experiential learning and modern facilities.

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Join the Family

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is a growing family with a supportive student culture, including multiple student organizations and competitive judging and show teams.

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Expert Faculty

Work with professors who have ambitious research agendas solving problems on the farm, increasing nursery efficiency and improving worker safety.

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Agribusiness office

Career Readiness

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources puts you front and center to potential employers by fostering positive relationships and maintaining a strong public presence throughout the agricultural industry.

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PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

An advanced degree in agricultural sciences will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Study in-depth agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, animal science, plant and soil science or horticulture.
  • Participate in graduate-level research using on-campus instructional and research farm facilities or off-campus facilities with cooperating institutions.
  • Prepare for further graduate study and doctoral degrees.

Careers

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

Agricultural and Food Scientist
$74,940
Agricultural Engineer
$83,260
Farmer/Rancher
$75,760

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

Alumni Profiles

What You Will Learn

You will study agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, animal science, plant and soil science or horticulture with graduate-level research on and off campus. This research and coursework will help you achieve advancement in an agricultural career or prepare you for a doctoral program.

Student Organizations

The Agribusiness Club encourages fellowship among students in both agribusiness and agricultural and applied economics. We provide students with unique networking and professional opportunities and experiences.

Graduate Program Cost

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.

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Admission

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

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Submit Application

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”
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  • Select “Agricultural Science, MS” as your “Major.”

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Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

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Graduate Program :: Domestic Step 2 Documents :: Dayla Burgin Part 1

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

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Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

All international transcripts must be evaluated and the evaluation submitted to the Graduate School.

We accepts evaluations sent directly from the following Agencies.

  • If a normal evaluation is submitted, official original transcripts with all marksheets will still need to be submitted.
  • If a WES ICAP or equivalent is submitted, we will not need the official transcripts to be submitted separately.

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

Submit a statement of educational and professional goals of 500 words or less on the following prompt:

  • Discuss your educational and professional goals and how you believe this graduate degree will help you achieve them.

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

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Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.
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Graduate Programs :: Domestic Step 3 Financial Aid

  • Apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships once you are admitted.
  • Apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA and sending it to school code 003565.
  • Contact your financial aid advisor with any questions.
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Graduate Programs :: Domestic Step 4 Register :: Lydia Carrascosa

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15
  • Summer admission consideration: March 15

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Submit Application

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”
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  • Select “Agricultural Science, MS” as your “Major.”

Graduate Programs :: International Step 1 Apply :: Part 2

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

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Graduate Program :: International Step 2 Documents :: Dayla Burgin Part 1

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

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  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to:
    Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Attn: Graduate School
    2600 S. Neal St.
    Commerce, Texas 75428

All international transcripts must be evaluated and the evaluation submitted to the Graduate School.

We accepts evaluations sent directly from the following Agencies.

  • If a normal evaluation is submitted, official original transcripts with all marksheets will still need to be submitted.
  • If a WES ICAP or equivalent is submitted, we will not need the official transcripts to be submitted separately.

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

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Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.
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Graduate Programs :: International Step 3 Financial Aid

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Graduate Programs :: International Step 4 Register :: Lydia Carrascosa

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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We Are Here To Help!

Our faculty and staff are excited to guide you through the admission process and answer questions or concerns. Give us a call or email and we will get back to you right away.

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