M.S. Agricultural Systems Management
The Master of Science degree requires you to complete advanced course work and to become skilled in research methodology. You’ll be expected to plan, conduct and analyze a comprehensive research project, and to report the findings in a thesis, a scholarly document of research conducted in accordance with accepted scientific methodology.
The Master of Science (non-thesis option) in Agricultural Systems Management is also offered via distance education.
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering’s Master of Science in Agricultural Systems Management degree is designed to develop new understanding through research and creativity. Students have the option to pursue a thesis or non-thesis Master of Science degree. Areas of specialization within the program include subject matter related to environmental and natural resources, machine and energy systems, systems analysis along with food, feed and fiber processing.
The Master of Science thesis option degree requires students to complete advanced coursework and to become skilled in research methodology. Students are expected to plan, conduct and analyze a comprehensive research project, and to report the findings in a thesis, a scholarly document of research conducted in accordance with accepted scientific methodology.
The Master of Science in Agricultural Systems Management has a non-thesis track. The student’s advisory committee for the non-thesis degree will consist of at least one member of the graduate faculty to be selected from the student’s major department.
This program is also approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology.
- Degree: M.S. Agricultural Systems Management
- Credit Hours:
- Non-Thesis Option: 36 credit hours of classwork, no research allowed
- Thesis Option: 32 hours: 24 hours of courses and 8 hours of research
What Do I Need to Apply?
- Application through the EngineeringCAS system
- Upload unofficial transcripts with your application
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Purpose
- Three letters of recommendation, submitted online with your application
- Official transcripts and records, sent to the Office of Admissions
Official TOEFL scores are required for international applicants. Official scores must be sent by ETS directly to Texas A&M University using the school code: 6003. Visit the Graduate & Professional School website for a list of requirements, exemptions and other useful information regarding the TOEFL/IELTS Exams.
Online Master of Science Requirements
- The online MS is focused in food processing technology only.
- This is a non-thesis degree, requiring a specific set of food engineering and related courses and 36 hours.
- Maintain an average GPR of 3.0 for all courses on your degree plan before you take the final exam.
- Complete all degree requirements within seven years.
Online Master’s Students Requirements Timeline
|Before first semester registration||Meet with major professor to plan course of study for first semester|
|Before second semester registration||Establish Advisory Committee|
|Early in second semester||Submit Degree Plan on-line at ogsdpss.tamu.edu|
|Prior to initiating thesis research||Develop draft of proposal in conjunction with major professor and graduate committee members (only for THO students)|
|Submit final research proposal to GPS|
|During final semester||Apply for graduation at registrar.tamu.edu/graduation|
|Pay diploma fee|
|Schedule final oral examination (THO)|
|Submit thesis on-line (THO)|