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CASNR GRADS PIONEER PEACE CORPS MASTER’S INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
Shaped by a willingness to serve and a desire for international experience, two Dallas-area women, who just graduated from Texas Tech University last month, have been selected as academic pioneers of sorts. Erin Hoelting of Lone Oak and Jackie Forbus of Plano are the first in Texas to enter into the university’s new Peace Corps Master’s International Program within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. more »

CASNR LAUNCHES NEW PEACE CORPS MASTER’S INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
The Peace Corps has announced that Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is their newest partner in its Master’s International program. The program is the first in Texas to allow Red Raiders to earn graduate degrees in agriculture and natural resources while serving abroad as Peace Corps volunteers. more »

CONTACT
Norman W. Hopper
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs
n.hopper@ttu.edu
(806)742-2808

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is offering a Master's program in the fields listed below. Students who participate in the program will do approximately a year of course work (30 hours) at Texas Tech University. Instead of writing a thesis for the remaining six hours of credit, students will earn six hours of credit for completing their Peace Corps service. Following Peace Corps service, students will return to campus to finish the remainder of their classes and/or to participate in a lecture series preparing other students for their Peace Corps service.

Norman W. Hopper
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs

Agricultural Education
The Agricultural Education program at Texas Tech enhances the capacity of world-wide extension by preparing learners to be experts in planning and needs assessment, learner-centered instructional design, program delivery, evaluation and accountability, and research, measurement, and analysis. Our faculty incorporates a broad array of extension experiences in the U.S., Latin America and Africa.

Agronomy or Horticulture
Students will be prepared to solve crop (agronomic or horticultural) production challenges/involving insect control, plant diseases, nutrient management, irrigation, weed control, general crop management/and soil conservation. Students can also be trained to work in the allied support industries.

Resource Management
Students will gain experience in applied aspects of natural resource management programs that will prepare them for challenging careers with government agencies, consulting firms, power companies, conservation organizations, and environmental laboratories. The goal of this curriculum is to develop professionals with a sound understanding of ecology and skills in the art, science, and conservation of renewable natural resources.