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Texas Tech University — College of Agricultural and Natural Resources

Program Type:
Master's International
College of Agricultural and Natural Resources
Degrees Awarded:
Agricultural Education (MAgr), Agronomy (MAgr), Horticulture (MAgr), Resource Management (MAgr)
Admissions Deadlines:
Rolling Admissions
Admissions Cycle:
Three times a year
Program Start:
January, May, and August
Program Founded:
June, 2007


The benefits of combining a master’s degree in Agriculture from Texas Tech University with service in the Peace Corps are many. The main benefit is that a program of this caliber will produce exceptional students who have the skills to help developing countries that do not have the basic resources or enough people with training in areas which need to be developed. Further it will increase students’ competitiveness in their chosen field internationally. Students generally lack the work experience to gain employment internationally and the Peace Corps will give them excellent work experience. In such a competitive international job market, students must also have a master’s degree in addition to the work experience. Combining the two will produce students who should be competitive in the international market.


MI students have the option of choosing from Agricultural/Applied Economics, Agricultural Education and Communications, Animal and Food Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Plant and Soil Sciences, and Natural Resources Management. The MI program is mainly being offered by the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources as a one-year 30 hour program. Students will participate in 12 hours during the regular semesters and then take 6 hours during the summer. This will allow students to complete their master?s degree course work before leaving and it will give the Peace Corps fully trained individuals. Students will receive 6 hours of credit for their Peace Corps service upon completion of the two-year program. Students will have to return to Texas Tech University after their service to participate in the seminar course which will last two weeks. However, students have the option of completing 24 hours and then entering the Peace Corps and upon completion of the Peace Corps the student will return to Texas Tech to finish their course work.


Fill out the online application: Texas Common Application. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/ Fill out the Peace Corps Application. Pay your application fee: $50 for domestic students. Have required GRE test scores and official transcripts from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended sent to Texas Tech University Graduate School. Interview with the Associate Dean and/or faculty in the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources Upon acceptance, students will work with a Graduate Advisory Committee composed of three members (the committee chair must be from the department of the student?s declared area of emphasis).

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Elizabeth McDaniel

College of Agricultural and Natural Science
Texas Tech University 601 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, Texas 79409

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