Program Overview

Tarleton State University offers a Master of Science (MS) degree in Agriculture and Consumer Resources ideal for those who wish to expand their knowledge of research methodologies in such fields as Extension Education, International Education, Technical Agriculture, Agricultural Education, and Family and Consumer Science.  For admission into the College of Graduate Studies the applicant must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent, a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of credit completed and an acceptable score on the GRE.

The MS in Agriculture and Consumer Resources requires that 36 semester hours of credit be completed.  These requirements are fulfilled through 18 hours in Agriculture and Consumer Resources (ACR) courses, 12 hours of Elective Coursework, and either a Non-Thesis or Thesis Option.  The Non-Thesis option includes comprehensive examinations (both written and oral) and a major presentation project.  Upon completion of the Thesis an oral examination by the student's graduate committee is undertaken.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Must possess a Bachelor's Degree

    School Overview

    Tarleton State University is a state university, located in Stephenville, Texas, that is well-known for their horse breeding program and innovative teacher education. Founded in 1899, Tarleton State is known for having one of the largest and oldest public school improvement partnerships helping more than 50 area school districts. In 1917, Tarleton became a member of the Texas A&M University System and, in 1959, it became a four-year degree granting institution. In 1973, the school gained status as a university. Today, TSU is one of the country’s fasting growing public universities and is recorded as the second largest institution in the Texas A&M system.

    Tarleton offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following colleges:

    • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    • College of Business Administration
    • College of Education
    • College of Health Sciences and Human Services
    • College of Liberal and Fine Arts
    • College of Science and Technology
    • College of Graduate Studies

    Several of the bachelor's and master's degrees are offered completely online.


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