Masters in Agriculture

The Hutson School of Agriculture offers a Master of Science program degree. The purpose of this degree is to provide an opportunity for professional agricultural personnel to obtain an education at the graduate level or to prepare for terminal degree work at the doctoral level.  Faculty advisers assist students in planning an appropriate course of study to meet their individual goals and to assure a balanced program.

For more information please email msu.ag@murraystate.edu.

 Degree Options and Requirements

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Master of Science in Agriculture - Thesis

Master of Science in Agriculture - Thesis requirements
Course Hours
AGR 686 Training and Presentation Development Strategies for Agricultural Audiences 3
AGR 713 Graduate Computer Applications 3
AGR 720 Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis 3
AGR 722 Graduate Capstone Seminar 1
AGR 735 Research Methodology 3
AGR 798 Thesis 3
AGR 799 Thesis 3
Specialty 12
Total course requirements 31

Specialty courses are 600 or 700 level courses chosen with faculty advisor. 

Other Degree Requirements 

Comprehensive written exam over coursework

Master of Science in Agriculture - Non-Thesis

Master of Science in Agriculture - Non-Thesis requirements

Course Hours
AGR 686 Training and Presentation Development Strategies for Agricultural Audiences 3
AGR 700 Research in Agriculture 3
AGR 713 Graduate Computer Applications 3
AGR 720 Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis 3
AGR 722 Graduate Capstone Seminar 1
AGR 735 Research Methodology 3
Specialty 15
Total course requirements 31

Specialty courses are 600 or 700 level courses chosen with faculty advisor. 

Other Degree Requirements 

Comprehensive written exam, oral exam and research presentation over coursework

Master of Science in Agriculture/Agribusiness Economics Concentration

Master of Science in Agriculture/Agribusiness Economics Concentration

Course Hours
AGR 686 Training and Presentation Development Strategies for Agricultural Audiences 3
AGR 700 Research in Agriculture 6
AGR 713 Graduate Computer Applications 3
AGR 720 Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis 3
AGR 722 Graduate Capstone Seminar 1
AGR 735 Research Methodology 3
Agribusiness Economics Concentration (select 12 hours from the following) 12
AGR 628 Agriculture, Food and Rural Law 3
AGR 631 Agricultural Finance 3
AGR 652 Agricultural Policy 3
AGR 739 Agribusiness Management 3
AGR 744 Graduate Cooperative Education 3
Total course requirements 31

Master of Science in Agriculture/Agricultural Education Concentration

Master of Science in Agriculture/Agricultural Education Concentration
Course Hours
AGR 686 Training and Presentation Development Strategies for Agricultural Audiences 3
AGR 700 Research in Agriculture 6
AGR 713 Graduate Computer Applications 3
AGR 720 Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis 3
AGR 722 Graduate Capstone Seminar 1
AGR 735 Research Methodology 3
Agricultural Education Concentration (select 12 hours from the following) 12
AED 682 Instructional Design for Agricultural Education 3
AED 683 Instructional Material in Agricultural Education 3
AED 684 Beginning Teacher Workshop 3
AED 685 Teaching Adults in Agriculture 3
AED 735 Qualitative Research Methods 3
Total course requirements 31

Master of Science in Agriculture/Sustainable Agriculture Concentration

Master of Science in Agriculture/Sustainable Agriculture Concentration

Course Hours
AGR 686 Training and Presentation Development Strategies for Agricultural Audiences 3
AGR 700 Research in Agriculture 6
AGR 713 Graduate Computer Applications 3
AGR 720 Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis 3
AGR 722 Graduate Capstone Seminar 1
AGR 735 Research Methodology 3
Sustainable Agriculture Concentration (select 12 hours from the following) 12
AGR 655 Advanced Soil Fertility 3
AGR 661 Sustainable Agriculture 3
AGR 662 Principles of Agroecology 3
AGR 671 Advanced Precision Agriculture 3
AGR 744 Graduate Cooperative Education 3
Total course requirements 31

Master of Science in Agriculture/Veterinary Hospital Management Concentration

Master of Science in Agriculture/Veterinary Hospital Management Concentration

Course Hours
AGR 700 Research in Agriculture OR AGR 798/799 Thesis 6
AGR 720 Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis 3
AGR 722 Graduate Capstone Seminar 1
AGR 735 Research Methodology 3
Veterinary Hospital Management Concentration 18
AGR 680 Veterinary Products 3
AGR 682 Veterinary Practice and Operations 3
AGR 683 Veterinary Law and Ethics 3
AGR 713 Graduate Computer Applications 3
MGT 654 Seminar in Human Resource Management 3
600-700 level elective in AGR, BUS, MGT, MKT or Human Resources 3
Total course requirements 31

Students completing this degree will also receive the Veterinary Hospital Management Certificate.

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