Agricultural Systems Technology Graduate Program Admission

The department of Agricultural Systems Technology and Education is currently accepting applications for admission into the Master of Science program. Applications (including test results) must be completed no later than two months prior to the start of the semester in which the student would like to begin taking courses. Students will not be allowed to take courses in the program without being admitted (matriculated). Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into this program. To be considered for admission into the program you will need to do the following (all of this information, along with forms can be found at

  1. Admissions Application: Complete the admissions application and pay the $55.00 application fee. You will have to go to "First Time Users Account Creation" to get a login ID. Please pay close attention to the essay question. Your response will be used in admissions decisions. For an online application click here
  2. Recommendations from three individuals are required; each must address the applicant's potential for success in the proposed graduate degree program. If the applicant has been enrolled in school during the last five years, at least two of the letters must come from persons who are familiar with, and can make an authoritative assessment of, the applicant's recent academic progress and success.
  3. An official transcript must be ordered from each previously attended college and/or university (except USU) and must be sent directly from each institution to the USU School of Graduate Studies. Transcripts must be submitted for all courses above the high-school level and all prior degrees. Transcripts accumulated on one record are not acceptable. Transcripts submitted as application credentials become the property of the School of Graduate Studies and will not be copied for or returned to the applicant. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 90 quarter or 60 semester credits earned, is required.
  4. Admissions Test: An admission test is required of all applicants, with a score at or above the 40th percentile the minimum acceptable. Our department requires either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test (minimum of 40th percentile on the verbal test and on the quantitative test) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for master's degree applications. Registration forms for the GRE are available at the School of Graduate Studies, by calling USU Testing Services at (435) 797-1004, or by clicking here. Contact USU Testing Services for information about the MAT. Applicants should request that their scores be sent directly to Utah State University School of Graduate Studies. The scores must be received before an application is considered complete. The institutional code that we were assigned by the Educational Testing Services is 4857.

NOTE: RECOMMENDER NAMES AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES ARE REQUIRED ON THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Once you have completed the online application with the fee paid, the School of Graduate Studies send a link to a recommendation form via email to the e-mail addresses you provide. The recommenders will complete the online recommendation form and submit it electronically. 

All materials submitted as part of the application credentials become the property of the School of Graduate Studies and will not be copied or returned to the student.