Texas State University’s location provides an ideal site for the study of agriculture. The campus is situated in the heart of central Texas, between Austin and San Antonio. It is also located near Freeman Ranch, a 3,500-acre, university-operated teaching and research ranch that provides a unique learning environment.
|Degree||Hours||Thesis Option||Minor Option|
|M.Ed.||36||Non-Thesis||Agriculture minor required|
|M.Ed.||36||Thesis||Agriculture minor required|
|Fall||June 15||June 1|
|Spring||October 15||October 1|
|Summer I||April 15||March 15|
|Summer II||June 1||No Admission|
This program has a flexible deadline.
The deadlines to apply for certain types of funding may be earlier than the deadline above. Read additional information on departmental funding opportunities.
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.
Transcripts & GPA
- baccalaureate degree in agriculture or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university
- a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
- minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
If your last-60-hours GPA does not meet the minimum requirement, official GRE scores are required. Read additional information below.
Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.
- three letters of recommendation with at least two coming from academia
Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.
TOEFL or IELTS Scores
Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:
- official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
- official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
- minimum individual module scores of 6.0
This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.
Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.
GPA and GRE Requirement
If your last-60-hours GPA falls below the minimum requirement of 2.75 but is above a 2.5, official GRE scores with a preferred minimum of 293 (verbal and quantitative sections combined) will be required in order to be considered for conditional admission*. Our office will notify you via email should this occur.
*Conditional admission is not available to applicants who require "F" or "J" visas.
If you are applying for an assistantship in the fall term, send the application letter, statement of reasons for graduate study, and two reference letters directly to the graduate advisor in the Department of Agriculture by March 31. If you are seeking an assistantship for terms other than fall, awards will be made if funds are available. The awards are based on scholastic achievement.