M.S. Agricultural Economics – Non-Thesis Option
The non-thesis option for our master’s degree in agricultural economics provides professional training for students seeking the skills in management, finance, real estate, entrepreneurship, marketing, policy analysis, and decision-making needed in today’s business world with a focus on the food and fiber industry. Students pursuing the non-thesis option are seeking an applied degree. These graduates often pursue careers in agri-finance, real estate and appraisal, commodity trading, and management. STEM approved program.
To view a degree planning guide, students are encouraged to look at the Graduate Handbook. Page numbers can be found in the Table of Figures.
- Degree: M.S. Agricultural Economics
- Credit Hours: 36 total credit hours
- STEM Approved: Credit Hours: International students are eligible for the 24-Month Stem Extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) 64 (Traditional) or 96 total credit hours
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What Do I Need to Apply?
- NOTE: GRE scores are no longer required for the AGEC Master of Science Program
- Minimum GPR of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, or 3.25 in 30 hours or more of graduate work.
- Application through the Texas A&M University GraduateCAS system
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Purpose
- Three letters of recommendation, submitted online with your application.
- Official transcripts and records, sent to the Office of Admissions.
Official TOEFL scores are required for international applicants. Official scores must be sent by ETS directly to Texas A&M University using the school code: 6003. Visit the Graduate and Professional School website for a list of requirements, exemptions and other useful information regarding the TOEFL/IELTS Exams.
Students will receive an admissions decision either in a letter from the Texas A&M University Office of Admissions or from the department.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
By submitting an application, all students are considered for departmental funding opportunities. To be considered for additional funding opportunities outside of the department, students are encouraged to submit the financial aid application and a scholarship application, along with their graduate school application. This ensures students are reviewed for all the types of financial aid that you are eligible for. Remember: each student’s financial aid eligibility may vary. The types of financial aid you are offered is based on the data provided on your financial aid and/or scholarship application. The Master of Agribusiness program does a competitive scholarship review of all admission applications and funding offers are made, based on eligibility and available funds each year. If a student is an international or out-of-state resident and receives a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000, they may qualify for a non-resident tuition waiver.
Students planning on entering the master’s program in the Department of Agricultural Economics should prepare themselves by completing the following study in math, statistics and economics.