Graduate Programs

Masters of Agricultural Sciences

Graduate Application

Graduate Handbook for Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology

Graduate Committee Application

Comprehensive Examination Application

The Department of Agricultural Sciences offers a Master of Science in Agriculture and an Agribusiness option within the Master of Business Administration degree.

The Master of Science degree in Agriculture includes coursework in research methods, statistics, and all major disciplines in agriculture.  Students have the opportunity to specialize within a field of agriculture if they choose or they can select the option that allows for certification in Agricultural Sciences, which allows them the opportunity to teach in public schools of Texas.  A total of 37 hours is required for the MS degree, with internships being strongly encouraged.  For those wishing to pursue further graduate studies, a thesis option is available. For more information about the Master of Science program in Agricultural Sciences, please contact Dr. Mark Anderson, Graduate Coordinator, at (936) 294-3367 or mjanderson@shsu.edu

Curriculum

The Master of Business Administration, Agribusiness option is designed to develop candidates for the opportunities that exist in those operations involving both agriculture and business. The MBA program requires a core of 21-24 graduate semester hours in the College of Business Administration and 12-15 hours of pre-approved graduate electives in agribusiness. For more information on this degree option, contact Dr. Mitchell Muehsam at (936) 294-1246 or eco_mjm@shsu.edu.

Curriculum

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships for the Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology are available on a competitive basis, based on distinguished academic performance and ability to handle instructional responsibilities for the department.

Application for Assistant Instructorship

Master of Agriculture in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Environment

SAFE vertical logo - Sustainable Agriculture and Food Environment

The program’s curriculum will explore a variety of modern agricultural pursuits framed by sustainable practices that will include non-traditional and viable enterprises in agriculture, alternative value-added products, modern farming techniques, food safety, and small business marketing. It is a program ideal for small landowners, urban farmers, value-added and cottage food makers, educators, government agents, or anyone interested in local food production.

Overview of the Master of Agriculture in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Environment*

  • 36 credit hour program
  • Fully online
  • Non-thesis
  • No admission examination required
  • Second cohort will begin classes in Fall 2016
  • Applications collected through Apply Texas and processed by the Office of Graduate Admissions

The Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology will also offer a new Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture. This 12 credit hour online program will build competencies in the most current aspects of the agricultural industry, including agricultural advocacy, alternative agricultural enterprises, entrepreneurial activities, agritourism, conservation, and innovative marketing strategies.

For more information on enrollment, please contact Dr. Mark Anderson, Graduate Coordinator, at (936) 294-3367 or mjanderson@shsu.edu