Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.Specializations
- Community Development
- Science for Educators
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural and Extension Education
- Agronomy and Horticulture
- Animal Science
- Education and Communication
- Food Science and Technology
- Natural Resources
- Plant Pathology
Distance Education OpportunitiesM.A.S.
- Science for Educators and Community Development specializations
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Applied Science in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Applied Science
|Rolling admissions. Applications are reviewed on a continual basis.|
The Master of Applied Science is a practitioner degree for individuals directly involved in agriculture, food, and natural resource related industries. It also addresses the advanced educational needs of working agricultural and natural resource professionals and science educators. The program is available to both residential and distance students.
The program offers several areas of study: agricultural leadership, agribusiness, animal systems, community development, food systems, integrative agricultural systems, and plant systems. While some areas of study are supported by distance-delivered courses to the extent that a student may complete a degree without ever being on campus, others are completed in the more traditional residential student setting.
Since this is a college-wide degree program, there is wide latitude in the selection of areas of study. An individual curriculum is designed for each student with the goal of best fitting the student's educational objective(s). The student, advisor, and supervisory committee jointly establish this curriculum.
The degree is designed for those whose educational objective is to pursue a professional degree in agriculture, food, and natural resources at the master's level. A unique feature of the master's program is the degree project. The degree project replaces the traditional master's thesis and is specifically intended to be of immediate value in the student's workplace for career advancement.
You will work with faculty members from several UNL departments who have varying research interests and experiences. These research interests include, but are not limited to, biotechnology, natural resource management, entomology, animal and crop production systems, food quality measurements, curriculum development and science pedagogy, multimedia and instructional systems, and environmental and agricultural ethics.
Faculty and research
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