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Applied Science, MAS (Beef Cattle Production)

Master of Applied Science degree with beef Cattle Production specialization

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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, employment in animal caretaking is projected to grow 34.4% in the U.S. by 2030 and employment in veterinary sciences is projected to grow 15%. 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.

Career paths may include:

  • Veterinary medicine
  • Agricultural and food science technicians
  • Technical support for livestock feed and pharmaceutical companies
  • Federal, state and local government agencies
  • Animal breeding 

Finance Your Education

The University of Nebraska offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the region, particularly for our online programs. Explore the array of funding options to finance your education in a way that makes sense for you.

Online tuition rates are calculated by credit hour and college offering the course and, because the University of Nebraska is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents may receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students.

Cost Per Credit

In-State

Out-of-State

$357

$676

Note: Campuses may charge additional fees; see the Paying for School page for more details.

We believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing higher education, even for online programs. Financial aid and scholarships are available for many students. Please see the Paying for School page for additional information and links to campus financial aid resources.

Our programs are an ideal way for military, veterans, and dependents to advance education with military advisers and staff on each campus, flexible deployment and activation policies, and generous acceptance of transfer credits. Visit our Prospective Student page and explore what the University of Nebraska offers.

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NU offers fully online certificates, bachelor's, master’s and doctoral programs that fit the schedule of a working professional. With the flexibility to complete thoughtfully designed coursework when your schedule allows, NU can help you build your career and propel you to the next stage in life.

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