The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences at Tarleton State University is considered one of the leaders in the discipline. Faculty represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests, and are involved in a variety of local, state, regional, national and international activities and organizations. Students who pursue a graduate degree in agricultural education work in a variety of contextual settings upon graduation including teacher education, extension education, agricultural communication, leadership education, distance education and international agricultural development.
The department offers a master of science degree in agricultural education. The master of science has two options available – thesis and non-thesis. Tarleton State University has offered a master of science in agricultural education since 1971. It has been a very traditional type of master’s program, with a 36 hour requirement for the non-thesis degree. In 1996, the thesis option was approved, and in 1997 Tarleton conferred its first master’s thesis in agricultural education.
In January 2005, the Agricultural and Consumer Sciences Department received approval by the Texas A&M Board of Regents to offer an online master of science degree. Texas AgriLife Extension Service agents, as well as other place-bound agricultural professionals, will be well-served by this distance educational opportunity.
Master of Science - Agricultural and Consumer Resources (Thesis and Non-Thesis Tracks, and Distance option):