Agricultural Science

Texas A&M University–Commerce

12 months
14174 USD/year
6578 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General 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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