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Graduate Degree Program


Major and Degree Offered

Agricultural Education, M. Ed. 

Major Program Offered

The master's program offered through the department prepares students to work as professionals in the agriculture industry and in positions of leadership and management in secondary schools and adult education.  The department offers an emphasis in teaching development with research possibilities.  A thesis or non-thesis degree may be selected.  The curriculum consists of 36 hours, with 21 in agricultural education and 15 in an integrated minor.  The thesis counts as six hours toward the 21-hour agricultural education requirement.  In addition, three hours are required in research and analysis as part of the 21 hours.  The major and supportive courses are to be taken with the advice and consent of the student's advisory committee, which consists of three or more faculty selected with the help of the graduate advisor. 

Admission Policy

Admission to the graduate program in agriculture requires a bachelor's degree and a 2.75 GPA over the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work leading to the degree.  Three letters of reference (at least two of the letters coming from academia) are required as well.

** Conditional admission will be considered for a student with:
  1. A bachelor's degree with a 2.5 GPA over the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework leading to the degree;
  2. 3 letters of reference (at least two of the letters coming from academia)
  3. Official GRE scores with a preferred minimum of 293 (verbal and quantitative sections combined)

A Message from the Graduate Recruiter   

To Our Prospective Graduate Students,
I am pleased to hear that you are interested in attending Texas State University-San Marcos for your graduate degree, and I hope you will enroll in one of the exciting graduate programs in the College of Applied Arts. As you consider our programs, it is important that you become well-acquainted with the web sites of the College of Applied Arts and the Graduate College. These sites provide information about our degree programs and the faculty and staff who can answer your questions.  They also provide important information about the application process, upcoming deadlines, scholarships and financial aid, housing and transportation, and much more. You should also investigate the website of the department from which you wish to earn a degree. Departmental sites tell students about additional application requirements, degree and program expectations, faculty and courses within the program, and teaching assistantship opportunities.  Following, you'll find the name of the ag graduate faculty advisor to contact for an appointment to discuss your academic and career aspirations. You may also contact me, and I will be more than happy to assist you in any way I can.

 Ms. Yolanda I. Quintanilla    Ms. Yolanda Infante Dean
    Graduate Recruiter
    College of Applied Arts
    Agriculture Building 306
    601 University Drive
    San Marcos, TX 78666
    Phone: 512-245-3538
    Fax: 512-245-3338


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