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Agriculture Graduate Programs (M.S.)

Department of Agricultural Sciences

Master of Science (M.S.) Degree

Majors in Agriculture

Students seeking the M.S. degree in agriculture will select one of the following areas of concentration:

  • Agricultural Business and Economics (Major Code: 5522)
  • Agriculture (Major Code: 5513)
  • Animal Science (Major Code: 5523)
  • Plant, Soil and Environmental Science (Major Code: 5524)

Thesis Option (30 credit hours)

  • At least 18 hours credit from 6000-level and above courses.
  • At least 18 hours credit in courses offered in the Department of Agricultural Sciences.
  • At least one hour credit in graduate seminar (up to three hours credit can be used toward degree requirements).
  • AGRI 6316, and 7318 or other courses with approval.
  • Six hours credit of thesis (AGRI 6301 and 6302).
  • No more than four hours credit from individual study courses.
  • Successful completion of thesis and comprehensive exam.

Non-Thesis Option (36 credit hours)

  • At least 18 hours credit from 6000-level and above courses.
  • At least 18 hours credit in courses offered in the Department of Agricultural Sciences.
  • One hour credit in graduate seminar.
  • AGRI 6316 or other courses with approval.
  • Six hours credit in a supplementary area. (Not from courses in agricultural business and economics, animal science, or plant, soil and environmental science.
  • No more than six hours credit from individual study courses.
  • Successful completion of comprehensive exam.
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