M.S. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Tarleton State University

Program Description

M.S. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Tarleton State University

The Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences offers a Master of Science in Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. You have the option between a master's degree with a thesis track or a non-thesis track. The thesis track involves an original research project under the direction of a graduate faculty member and the preparation of a thesis in addition to the prescribed coursework. The non-thesis track may be attractive to certain full-time students and to part-time or commuting students who desire advanced coursework to further qualify for certain types of public or agency employment or to enhance advancement opportunities in their present employment.

Designed with you in mind.

The experience gained in the thesis track through research methodology and technical writing is invaluable in enhancing and broadening one's employment and advancement opportunities. The non-thesis track will give you a more general degree with coursework flexibility to allow you to design a program emphasizing specialized interests in certain subject matter areas or emphasizing in broader-based advanced studies.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Application Process

  • Admission to Tarleton State University - Graduate Studies
  • Acceptance to respective department

Career Opportunities

A Master of Science in Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences can lead to careers such as:

  • Researcher
  • Farm manager
  • County extension services
  • Post-secondary teaching
  • Animal scientist
  • Students conducting research

Past Thesis Research

In the Department of Wildlife, Sustainability & Ecosystem Science, students are researching:

  • Habitat Selection by Black-shouldered Kites in Agroecosystems of Swaziland
  • White-tipped Dove Land-cover Associations, Distribution, and Abundance in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
  • Investigating Bats in a Landscape Comprised of Reserves and Agricultural Fields in Swaziland, Africa
  • Spatiotemporal Dynamic of Otobius megnini, and Hard Ticks (Ixodidae) at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Population Ecology and Population Genetics of Dwarf Geckos in Swaziland
  • Crested Guineafowl Demography and Habitat Selection in an Agricultural Matrix, Mbuluzi, Swaziland

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • DEI- Delta Epsilon Iota, Career Services Honor Society
  • Hire A Texan - Online Job Board
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance
  • Texan Shadow

And many more!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 3, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
18 months
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
USA Stephenville, Texas
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Duration 18 months
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