Graduate Degree Program
Major and Degree Offered
Major Program Information
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently approved a new and innovative Master’s degree for the Department of Agriculture effective Fall 2018. The Integrated Agricultural Sciences degree is the first of its kind in Texas, and it will prepare students for the current trends in the field of agriculture. Through a rigorous interdisciplinary agriculture curriculum and exposure to real-world applications, students will develop technical and leadership skills necessary for an effective career in addressing and solving food and agricultural issues. Graduates will have a 21st-century expertise with theoretical and practical skills necessary to analyze, optimize, and apply their knowledge to complex agro-systems. Each student’s degree will culminate in either thesis-based research or in a professional paper (non-thesis).
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 Infante Dean
College of Applied Arts
Agriculture Building 306
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666