Admission Requirements for the
Department of Agriculture and
Natural Resources

Applicants may be admitted as degree seeking (Unconditional, Conditional, or Unclassified) or nondegree as listed below. Degree-seeking applicants must meet the university requirements listed above under Types of Admission.

A General Graduate Record Exam (GRE) combined score of at least 850 (verbal plus quantitative) is required for unconditional admission. A minimum General GRE combined score (verbal plus quantitative) of 650 and other requirements (detailed below) may qualify a student for conditional admission.

Additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission appear below.

  1. Unconditional Admission
    • Cum GPA of at least 2.70 and
    • GRE scores (verbal and quantitative) of at least 850 and
    • Applicant must have a substantial background in Agriculture or Natural Resource Management as determined by one of the following:
      • Have earned a B.S. in agriculture or natural resource management from a regionally accredited institution OR
      • Have satisfactorily completed the following prerequisite courses:
        Agricultural Economics 110 Introduction to Agricultural Business (3)
        Agricultural Engineering Technology 110 Introduction to Agricultural Engineering (3)
        Animal Science 110 Introduction to Animal Science (3)
        Plant Science 110 Introductory Plant and Soil Science (3)
        Soil Science 210 Soil Science (4) OR
      • Have satisfactory score on UT Martin Agriculture/Natural Resource Management departmental senior exit exam as determined by the M.S.A.O.M. Graduate Supervisory Committee. Applicants admitted based on satisfactory completion (cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00) of at least 12 hours of graduate credit at a regionally accredited institution must meet the minimum qualifying examination score listed above.
  2. Conditional Admission
    • Cum GPA of at least 2.50 or Sr Yr GPA of at least 3.00, and
    • GRE scores (verbal and quantitative) of at least 650 (850 if exempted from the university’s minimum GPA requirement), and
    • Minimum formula points as shown below 400 times applicant’s Cum GPA plus GRE must equal or exceed 1,850 OR 400 times applicant’s Sr Yr GPA plus GRE must equal or exceed 1,850
  3. Unclassified or Non-Degree Admission
    Applicants who do not meet requirements for either unconditional or conditional admission may be eligible for unclassified or non-degree admission. See previous section on university Types of Admission.

Undergraduate Articulation Requirements

The following courses, or their equivalent as determined by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, are articulation requirements for the M.S.A.O.M. for those students without a B.S. in Agriculture or Natural Resources from an accredited institution. These courses must be satisfactorily completed no later than the end of the first semester of graduate enrollment. Students may elect to take the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources senior exit exam. Based on satisfactory test results, the M.S.A.O.M. Graduate Supervisory Committee may reduce or waive portions of the articulation requirements.

  • Agricultural Economics 110 Introduction to Agricultural Business (3)
  • Agricultural Engineering Technology 110 Introduction to Agricultural Engineering (3)
  • Animal Science 110 Introduction to Animal Science (3)
  • Plant Science 110 Introductory Plant and Soil Science (3)
  • Soil Science 210 Soil Science (4)


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