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  Aug 17, 2017
 
 
    
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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Concurrent BS and MS in Agricultural Economics


Students may obtain the M.S. in either the thesis or non-thesis options, in Agricultural Economics.

Admission Requirements


 Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • The student must be seeking a B.S. degree from the Department of Agricultural Economics.
  • The student must have completed AGEC 500, AGEC 501, AGEC 505, and six additional credit hours of agricultural economics courses. Applicants are encouraged to apply prior to entering their senior year.
  • The student’s cumulative undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.5.

Application Process


Applicants should follow the K-State Graduate School application process. The application form can be found on the Department’s website. Required elements of the application include:

  • The K-State graduate application form, which should be completed on-line with the appropriate application fee.
  • A brief cover letter and a 2-page statement of objectives for graduate study.
  • Three letters of reference.
  • Transcript(s) of all undergraduate work completed at the time of application.

Applications are evaluated by the Department’s Graduate Committee, which will provide a recommendation to the Director of Graduate Studies about an applicant’s suitability for the program.

Program Guidelines and Formats


Once admitted to the Concurrent B.S./M.S. degree program, the student should consult the graduate handbook and the Department’s guidelines for graduate programs (available at the Department website) for policies regarding supervisory committee, program of study, final examination, etc. The successful applicant should identify a major professor within two semesters of admission to the program.

The B.S. degree may be awarded at any time following the completion of the undergraduate degree requirements. Alternatively, the B.S. and M.S. degrees may be awarded concurrently.

Students in the concurrent program must complete all undergraduate requirements with the exception that up to 9 credit hours of AGEC, ECON or STAT classes taken for graduate credit can count toward the undergraduate degree. Those graduate credits can only be used as unrestricted electives in the undergraduate degree.