Admission Requirements

Applicants may be admitted as degree seeking (Unconditional, Conditional, or Unclassified) or non-degree as listed below. Degree-seeking applicants must meet the university requirements listed in the catalog under "Types of Admission". For complete information on admission procedures and requirements for graduate students, students should refer to the current University Catalog.

 

More information can be obtained at the Graduate Studies Web site at: http://www.utm.edu/departments/gradstudies/

 

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MSANR Admission Requirements

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

 

Students must have satisfactorily completed prerequisites to advanced courses in the selected areas in agriculture and natural resources. Graduates of curricula other than agriculture and natural resources may have acquired sufficient backgrounds in related science and may be accepted for admission. Each applicant’s request for admission to the program and to specific courses will be evaluated for the need for undergraduate prerequisites. In addition to the requirements below, all applicants for admission must submit a statement of purpose for pursuing graduate studies, a current resume outlining work experience and training, all college transcripts, and at least two letters of reference from a professor or work supervisor.

 

A General Graduate Record Exam (GRE) combined score of at least 290 (Verbal plus Quantitative) is required for unconditional admission. A minimum General GRE combined score (Verbal plus Quantitative) of 280 and other requirements (detailed below) may qualify a student for conditional admission.

 

Additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission appear below.

Unconditional Admission

  1. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 AND
  2. GRE score (Verbal + Quantitative) of at least 290 AND
  3. Applicant must have earned a B.S. degree in agriculture, natural resources management, park and recreation administration, wildlife science, or business (for Agribusiness and Risk Management concentration only) from a regionally accredited institution AND
  4. Applicant must have a positive review from the Master of Science in Agriculture and Natural Resources (M.S.A.N.R.) Graduate Admission Committee.

Conditional Admission

  1. Applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution AND
  2. Applicant must have a positive review from the M.S.A.N.R. Graduate Admission Committee. The committee review includes (a) applicant’s academic record with particular attention to the last two years of undergraduate work and previous graduate studies; (b) scores on the GRE, with a minimum GRE score (Verbal + Quantitative) of 280; (c) quality of work experience and other activities that demonstrate potential for leadership as demonstrated through a current resume; (d) at least two recommendation letters from professors and work supervisors; and (e) statement of purpose for pursuing graduate work. The admission decision is based on all factors that make up the total application; however admission preference will be given to applicants with a B.S. degree in agriculture, natural resources management, park and recreation administration, wildlife science, business (for Agribusiness and Risk Management concentration only), or a related field.

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 and must submit all required admission materials. See university requirements listed in Types of Admission.

 

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