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Agricultural Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, TX,
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources from Texas A&M University–Commerce 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.

About

A student majoring in Agricultural Science at Texas A&M University–Commerce will be counseled by an advisor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications to ensure that the program developed with the student will satisfy his or her unique interests, needs and professional aspirations. A combination of courses in scientific agriculture, education and general studies provides students with a knowledge of scientific agriculture and the ability to work with and influence people. 

Flexibility in course selection allows a student to place emphasis on a particular field of agriculture or to prepare broadly in agricultural studies. This flexibility will prepare a student to teach in a particular school setting, focusing upon a certain curriculum (e.g., mechanical systems, horticulture, animal science, or agricultural business).

Many aspects of the practice of agriculture are learned through experience. Enrollment in high school agricultural science courses and participation in FFA and/or 4-H are encouraged and recommended, but not required.

Career options:

The Agricultural Science curriculum is designed to offer the student a combination of courses in scientific agriculture and in professional education that will meet requirements for employment and advanced study in different careers in which the emphasis is on formal and informal programs of education. Such careers may include teaching agriculture food, and natural resources in high schools; working as an agricultural extension agent; working as an agricultural representative for a marketing agency, an agricultural supply company or other industries related to agriculture; and serving as an agricultural development consultant in an international program.

A student following this curriculum may be eligible to enter public schools as a teacher of agriculture food and natural resource certified by the Texas Education Agency. A semester-long off-campus professional teaching internship is required.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Modern Agricultural Systems and Renewable Natural Resources
  • Introduction to Agricultural Economics
  • Principles of Economics
  • Dairying
  • General Avian Science
  • Agricultural Energy and Power Systems
  • Energy and Conversion Systems
  • Occupational Safety Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Requirements:
  • Application plus fee is 50$ for domestic students and 75 for international ones.
  • All official transcripts: bachelor's degree, including all transcripts, used towards a bachelor's degree; any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • Official GRE/GMAT Scores. 
  • Bank statement from the sponsor. Must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD and must be less than 1 year old[.
  • Official sponsor statement
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14174 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14174 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6578 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6578 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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