The college administers a variety of graduate programs through its various departments. Some courses are offered at the college level. For more information about the programs listed, visit the departmental websites.
Programs in the Davis College lead to the following graduate degrees:
Master of Science with majors in the Departments of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agricultural Education and Communications, Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, and Natural Resources Management.
Master of Agribusiness is designed to meet the growing need for agribusiness professionals with advanced conceptual and quantitative training. The degree program provides a unique blend of analytical and business capability from both the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and the Rawls College of Business.
Master of Landscape Architecture is a professional Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB)-accredited degree for students with a bachelor’s degree in any field (72 credits including leveling courses and 36 credits required for the M.L.A.), and a post-professional M.L.A. degree for students with a B.L.A. or related professional degree (up to 36 credit hours depending on bachelor’s courses and professional experience). The post-professional M.L.A. encourages specialization and can lead to a Ph.D. in Land-use Planning, Management and Design housed in the College of Architecture.
Doctor of Education with a major in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications.
Doctor of Philosophy with majors in the Departments of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agricultural Education and Communications, Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, and Natural Resources Management.
The graduate program also offers a university-wide interdisciplinary program leading to the Ph.D. degree in Land-use Planning, Management, and Design. A Doctor of Education degree is available from the College of Education for students who wish to have agricultural education as a support area.
Applicants who meet the admission standards of the Graduate School also must receive formal approval from a departmental committee. Admission standards of some departments exceed those of the Graduate School.
Advisory committees for the M.S. and M.L.A. degrees consist of at least three faculty members. Advisory committees for the Ph.D. degree in agricultural and applied economics consist of four or five faculty members. Advisory committees for Ph.D. degrees in the Departments of Natural Resources Management; Plant and Soil Science; and Animal and Food Sciences consist of five faculty members.
A preliminary examination is required of all doctoral students before the end of the second semester of work. The student’s progress will be evaluated and recommendations will be made concerning continuation of graduate studies and leveling work necessary to remove any deficiencies revealed by the examination.
No specific language or tool requirements exist for the graduate programs. However, such requirements may be incorporated when deemed appropriate. Other requirements for the degree programs are specified in other sections of this catalog.
Distance degree programs are offered at the graduate level in agricultural education and horticulture. The Master of Science degrees in horticulture and plant and soil science are detailed in the catalog under the Department of Plant and Soil Science. The Department of Agricultural Education and Communications offers two distance degree programs: Master of Science in Agricultural Education and Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education. The Doctor of Education is delivered as a joint program with Texas A&M University. Both degree programs are referenced in the catalog under the department.
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
The department offers Master of Science and Master of Agribusiness degrees, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Department of Agricultural Education and Communications
Contact: Dr. Courtney Meyers, Graduate Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
The department offers two Master of Science degree programs, one in agricultural education and one in agricultural communications. These programs may be completed with 36 hours of approved graduate courses or 30 hours of graduate courses plus 6 hours of thesis research. Both degrees are offered resident-delivery or distance-delivered.
The department also offers two doctoral programs to meet unique career goals and personal needs.
Department of Animal and Food Sciences
The Department of Animal and Food Sciences offers flexible degree programs preparing graduates for a wide array of positions in agriculture and allied fields. Students with bachelor’s degrees in a variety of fields are welcome to study in the department.
Department of Landscape Architecture
The department offers a Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) degree accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board.
Department of Natural Resources Management
The department offers Master of Science, Professional Science Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
Department of Plant and Soil Science
The department offers a Master of Science in Horticulture Science (available online); a Master of Science in Plant and Soil Science (available online) with concentrations in crop protection, crop science, fibers and polymers, and soil science; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Plant and Soil Science.
ProgramsAccelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s DegreeIntra-institutional Dual DegreeMaster’s
DoctoralGraduate MinorGraduate Certificates
- Agribusiness, M.A.B.
- Agricultural and Applied Economics, M.S.
- Agricultural Communications, M.S.
- Agricultural Education, M.S.
- Animal Science, M.S.
- Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resources Management, P.S.M.
- Food Science, M.S.
- Horticulture Science, M.S.
- Landscape Architecture, M.L.A.
- Plant and Soil Science, M.S.
- Ranch Management, M.S.
- Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management, M.S.
CoursesAAEC - Agricultural and Applied Economics (Graduate Courses)ACOM - Agricultural Communications (Graduate Courses)AGED - Agricultural Education (Graduate Courses)AGLS - Agricultural Leadership (Graduate Courses)AGSC - Agricultural Science (Graduate Courses)AGSM - Agricultural Systems Management (Graduate Courses)ANSC - Animal Science (Graduate Courses)Page: 1