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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Concurrent BS and MS in Agricultural Economics

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Students may obtain the M.S. in either the thesis or non-thesis options, in either Agribusiness or 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 120, AGEC 500, AGEC 505, STAT 325 (or equivalent), 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.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission to the graduate program. Applicants without the GRE may be admitted on a probationary basis, but will be required to take the GRE.

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 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.

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