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Agriculture

Master of Science in Agriculture
Offered By: College of Agriculture and Technology
Graduate School
Application Deadline: Six Weeks Prior to the First Day of Class

Description

Over the past 100 years, ASU has evolved from a regional school of agricultural instruction to a comprehensive university. The College of Agriculture and Technology has also evolved throughout the years. While education is still our primary mission, we also have extensive public outreach programming and research activities.

We prepare our graduates for entry and career advancement in the food, fiber and natural resources industry, which involves production (farming), agribusiness and value added processing, public service and rural leadership; and for entry and advancement in the manufacturing and industrial technology industries.

The MS in Agriculture offers five concentrations to choose from.

Concentrations Available:
  • Agricultural Business and Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Animal Science
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Vocational-Technical Administration

  • Admission Process

    Requirements for Unconditional Admission

    Students seeking unconditional admission into the Master of Science in Agriculture must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and the specific program requirements. Specific program requirements include:

    1.    A minimum of 12 undergraduate hours in the appropriate field of study and an undergraduate grade point of 2.75 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) or a 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work. Students judged to be deficient in some areas of undergraduate preparation may, at the discretion of their graduate advisor, be assigned undergraduate courses (6 to 12 hours) as a condition of admission.

    2.    Three letters of reference.

    3.    A statement of educational objectives and career goals

     

    The different concentrations may have additional criteria that must be met.  See Graduate Bulletin.

     

    Requirements for Conditional Admission

    Applicants not meeting all of the above college criteria may be admitted on a conditional basis if they meet the Graduate School admission requirements and have:

    1.        A minimum of 12 undergraduate hours in the appropriate field of study and an undergraduate grade point of 2.5 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) or a 2.75 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work. Students judged to be deficient in some areas of undergraduate preparation may, at the discretion of their graduate advisor, be assigned undergraduate courses (6 to 12 hours) as a condition of admission.

    2.    Three letters of reference.

    3.    A statement of educational objectives and career goals.

    4.    Complete 12 hours of graduate level course work in two semesters as a non-degree student, and earn a 3.00 GPA with no more than three hours of “C”.

     

    The different concentrations may have additional criteria that must be met.  See Graduate Bulletin.

  • Checksheets & Degree Plans

    Checksheets

    Checksheets list all of the requirements and university obligations for degree completion.