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Department of Agricultural Sciences

Majors in Agriculture

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

  • Agriculture (Major Code: 5513)
    • emphasis in Agricultural Business and Economics
    • emphasis in Agricultural Education
    • emphasis in Agricultural Media and Communication
  • Animal Science (Major Code: 5503)
  • Plant, Soil and Environmental Science (Major Code: 5526)

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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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