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Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

The master of science degree in agriculture, forestry and consumer sciences is an interdisciplinary degree that offers advanced study in all areas of agriculture, forestry and consumer sciences. This program provides an opportunity for students to expand on the knowledge and skills they acquired during undergraduate studies in the broad areas of food and fiber production.

The Master of Science in agriculture, forestry and consumer sciences may benefit individuals who are seeking a higher paying position, wish to improve chances for admission to a college of veterinary medicine, want to make a career change, obtain a broad educational base in the diverse areas of environmental studies or start an entrepreneurship.

Career Profile

Positions for employment are available in numerous settings: private industry, education, and federal and state government agencies. Graduates may find employment as educators, researchers, agriculturalists, extension agents, conservationists, or may start their own business. Many graduates also enter professional schools and doctoral programs.

Program Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

April 30

Spring Deadline

November 30

Summer Deadline


English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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