The program is offered by the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences and is administered by the School of Continuing Education & Academic Outreach. The degree is a 30-hour, web-based, non-thesis Master of Science degree in Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.
The degree is designed to prepare practitioners of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to address complex, environmental, social, community, and biologically based problems in agricultural industries, education, and agencies. The degree program allows the student to select an emphasis area.
The student in consultation with the Program Coordinator will, with approval of the Dean of the Graduate School, select a major advisor. The major advisor, in consultation with the student, will recommend at least two additional faculty members, including one from outside the major interest department, to serve as the student's graduate committee. The student's graduate committee will outline the total program.
Students enrolling in on-campus sections or off-campus sections not directly associated with the program may be charged additional tuition and fees according to University of Arkansas policies.
|Year 1||Spring||POSC 5113||Food Toxicology||Donoghue|
|Summer||CHLP 4633||Human Diseases||C. Jones|
|Fall||AGED 5713||Food Law||Fortin|
|Year 2||Spring||EDFD 5393||Statistics in Education||Denny|
|Summer||FDSC 5503||Food Industry Sanitation||Seideman|
|Fall||POSC 4033||Statistical Process Control||Marcy|
|Year 3||Spring||FDSC 4823||Principles of Food Microbiology||Seideman|
|Summer||HLSC 4613||Principles of Epidemiology||C. Jones|
|Fall||FDSC 5223||Biosecurity of the Food Industry||Seideman|
|Year 4||Special Project|
Dr. Diana Bisbee
AFLS E. 108
1120 W. Maple Street
Phone: 479.575.6486 - or - (toll free) 877.633.2267
Anyone who wishes to earn graduate-level credit, whether as a degree-seeking student or as a non-degree student, must be officially admitted by the Graduate School. Applications for admission to the Graduate School must be accompanied by a $40 application fee, which is non-refundable and will not apply against the general registration fee if the applicant enrolls.
Applications may be delivered or mailed to:Graduate and International Admissions Office
For questions regarding application to the program, call 479.575.6486.
Transcripts are self-managed for the admission process. It is the responsibility of those applicants who desire full graduate standing to request from each college or university which the student has previously attended two official copies of the transcript in a sealed envelope. The sealed transcripts should be sent to the address below along with the application for admission. For those applicants previously enrolled at the University of Arkansas, the Graduate School will obtain your transcript from the Registrar's Office. The transcript of the student's academic record includes all courses, grades, and credits attempted and indication of degree(s) earned.
Official transcripts should be mailed to:
Graduate and International Admissions Office
346 N Arkansas Avenue #50
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
The University should receive all application materials, including all official transcripts, at least one month prior to the date of registration.
The deadlines for consideration by term are:
For International students, deadlines are:
Earlier submission is recommended.