College of Agriculture & Human Sciences

Graduate Degrees Offered
MS Human Science

Website The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences has had its roots firmly established at Prairie View A&M University since 1879 when the University’s academic curriculum was expanded to include agriculture and home economics. The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences is unique in that it operates in the true land-grant tradition of teaching, research and service through its academic, extension and research components. The College offers a diverse curriculum to students through its Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Ecology and prepares them to respond effectively to complex social issues relating to the food, agricultural, human and natural resource sciences. Innovative strategies are used in the delivery of classroom, laboratory and experiential learning activities that prepare graduates to engage in a diverse and global labor force. The Master of Science in Human Science offers a student an opportunity to begin preparation for state licensure as a marriage and family therapist and other professional licenses.

Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

Graduate student hourly positions and graduate research assistantships are available within the College through the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center and the Cooperative Extension Program.

Post Baccalaureate

The Dietetic Internship Program is a supervised program in dietetics, and students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and hold a valid Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement are eligible to apply. The internship incorporates the accreditation standards needed for students to acquire the competencies to function as entry-level registered dietitians.

Partnerships

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA ) – 1890 Liaison Officers
  • USDA – Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service
  • USDA – 1890 Scholars Program

Mission

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences provides quality, relevant academic, research and outreach programs in the agricultural, food, family and environmental sciences. This mission is in direct alignment with the overall University’s mission of dedication to excellence in teaching, programs and services.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 519; MS 2001, Prairie View, Texas 77446 Dr. Freddie L. Richards, Sr. Professor/Interim Dean & Administrator, Cooperative Extension Program (936) 261-5133 flrichards@pvamu.edu Dr. Alfred L. Parks Research Director, Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (936) 261-5000 alparks@pvamu.edu Dr. Richard W. Griffin Head, Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Ecology (936) 261-2519 rwgriffin@pvamu.edu Dr. Nelson T. Daniels Associate Administrator, Cooperative Extension Program (936) 261-5112 ntdaniels@pvamu.edu

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