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Estimated Completion

36 credit hours (12+ months)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Graduate Studies


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M.S. in Agricultural and Consumer Resources


This program provide students with a deep understanding of research methods and the option to take courses in the following areas:

  • Extension Education
  • International Education
  • Technical Agriculture
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Business

The M.S. in Agricultural and Consumer Resources provide a flexible degree program that can be developed to fit the specific needs and goals of each individual student. The degree can be completed 100% online, face-to-face, or a combination of the two.


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Career Opportunities

Graduates of our program have the option to go into careers in the following areas of the Agriculture Industry:

  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agricultural Sales
  • Agricultural Business
  • Government/State Agencies

And many more!

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

The Agricultural & Consumer Sciences Department is dedicated to provide its students the opportunity to study abroad in developing countries. We strongly encourage out students to participate in at least one study abroad program during their time with Tarleton State University. This will enable them to acquire a new, global perspective regarding agricultural issues. 

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Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Hire A Texan - Online Job Board
  • Resume clinic
  • Mock interviews
  • Job fairs

And much more!

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Program Objectives

  • Increase the professional competence of students who wish to pursue a career in the Agricultural Industry
  • Provide students with the necessary assets to succeed in the Agricultural Industry, such as leadership, vocational, and animal science related skills.
  • Provide students with knowledge that will be applicable in both educational and agriculture development roles.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
ACRS 5302 Leadership in Agricultural and Consumer Resources
ACRS 5318 Ethical/Environmental Issues in Agriculture & Consumer Resources
ACRS 5320 Cooperative Extension Program
ACRS 5340 Methods of Technology Change
ACRS 5360 Advanced Electronic Field Production for Agricultural Communications

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

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Agriculture Center

The Tarleton Ag Center consists of over 697 acres that are used by the university for a variety of educational purposes, which are primarily utilized by the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The rapid expansion of Tarleton's agriculture-focused degree programs in the 1970's resulted in a $2 million renovation project that included construction of the Swine and Meat Labs, Poultry Facilities, along with the pavilion at the Ag Center.

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Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow

The Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) is an organization dedicated to the professional development of college students who seek to speak the language of Agriculture. All students are welcome to join this organization to discover the careers and aspects related to the promotion of Agriculture in a positive manner.

Collegiate FFA

Collegiate FFA

The Collegiate FFA is a national organization that is open to students who are interested in furthering their professional development in regards to agricultural education. Membership is open to all university majors but is a recommended part of involvement for students pursuing an Agricultural Science Teaching Certificate.