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Agricultural Education

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Douglas Morrish
Agriculture Building,
Room 211

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 Integrated Agriculture minor required
M.Ed. 36 Thesis Integrated Agriculture minor required

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II June 1 No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Funding Information
The deadlines to apply for certain types of funding may be earlier than the deadline above. Read additional information on departmental funding opportunities.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.

Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international credential fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).

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 (general test only) scores are required. Read additional information below.

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted. 

GRE Scores

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


  • 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.


Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • 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.

Additional Information

  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 (general test only) 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. 

  Funding Information
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.