During the 1978-79 academic year agricultural graduate programs at non-Land Grant universities were reviewed. Graduate programs were identified at 31 universities in 11 states. Graduate enrollments have averaged approximately 1500 during the past three years. Approximately 450 graduate degrees are awarded annually. Most agricultural graduate degrees offered by non-Land Grant universities are at the master's level. The most common degree is the Master of Science with a major in agriculture. Although the programs vary among universities, the typical graduate program is offered by a department of agriculture within a college of science; is based upon general agriculture; includes a thesis option; serves graduates of the same as well as other institutions; in not unique when compared with other degree programs within the state; is supported by fewer than six assistantships; and is reported to be growing. The outlook for development of agricultural graduate programs at non-Land Grant universities was described as fair to excellent by most survey respondents.



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