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

Why Pursue This Program

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

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.