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Master of Applied Science / Science for Educators

Program Details

University of Nebraska offers a Master of Applied Science degree with a specialization in Education for individuals interested in developing an advanced understanding of complex systems involved in agricultural science and management for the purpose of educating others in the nature and systems of ecology and agriculture. This program is designed for students to gain an understanding of advanced science and innovation within agriculture to assist in education and teaching.

The program consists of courses designed to teach agriculture through the study of natural and applied science. Classes include teaching applications of food science, earth’s natural resources laboratory, production of specialty grain crops, crop genetics, agricultural biochemistry, integrated weed management, herbicide action in plants, as well as others.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated their qualifications in the science of agriculture.  These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the science of agriculture, including the science of animal agriculture and crop agriculture, to demonstrate an understanding of economics, accounting and finance and how they relate to the business of agriculture, to display an understanding of the process of planting crops and the crop cycle, and to show an understanding of livestock agriculture and the process of raising livestock.


To participate in this program the student must have:

  • Undergraduate degree in the life sciences, education or an undergraduate degree (or higher) in a related area, such as biological or physical science, and experience in applied science
  • Undergraduate coursework in basic sciences (biology and chemistry) and in agriculture appropriate to the area of concentration
  • Sufficient evidence of academic ability, typically a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Approval of the Master of Applied Science Graduate Committee and the Graduate College

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission