Applied Science, MAS (Beef Cattle Production)

Master of Applied Science Degree with a Specialization in Beef Cattle Production

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 30
  • $446.00
  • $676.00

Program Overview

The Beef Cattle Production, Master of Applied Science degree program is designed to offer students with an interest in beef cattle the opportunity to become more familiar with nutrition, meat science, genetics and growth topics. 

Students choose the Beef Cattle Production, MAS program because:

  • They are passionate about agricultural sciences or life sciences. 
  • They wish to distinguish themselves in the workforce with an advanced degree.

Career Outlook: Throughout the world, there is a growing demand for beef, which in turn increases job development related to beef production. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs associated with Veterinary Medicine will experience a 36% growth in the next 10 years, and jobs associated with Agricultural and Food Sciences will experience a 10% steady growth over the next 10 years. 

Beef and beef cattle related jobs are vital to Nebraska and the entire U.S. Throughout the U.S., there are 32.6 million beef cows and 26.2 million cattle fed out each year. Beef production accounts for approximately 41% of the total economic impact in the U.S. from all livestock and poultry.

Graduates of the Beef Cattle Production, MAS may find careers in a multitude of areas, including: 

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 
  • Technical Support for Livestock Feed and Pharmaceutical Companies 
  • Federal, State and Local Government Agencies

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  2. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  3. A written personal statement

    Please describe how obtaining this degree will help your personal, career, and/or professional goals. Describe your level of commitment to successful completion of this degree.

  4. 3 letters of recommendation

  5. Official/Unoffical transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Apply and be admitted to Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee 
  • Submit one set of official transcripts from each college or university you have attended to Office of Graduate Studies 
  • Apply and be admitted to the department

Courses You’ll Take

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

Andrea Watson, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor Ruminant Nutrition

Andrea K. Watson’s primary interests revolve around research and her areas of focus are protein utilization by beef cattle, nutrient cycling and distance education curriculums. She has published 21 journal articles, 27 research reports and 31 proceeding abstracts. In 2015, Watson was honored as an ASAS Midwestern Section Young Scholar.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.