M.S. Graduate Research Assistantships in Agricultural Sciences

Graduate Research Assistantships at College of Agriculture, Tennessee State University

M.S. level graduate research assistantships (approximately twenty) are available at the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences within the College of Agriculture, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN for the Fall Semester of 2018.  Highly motivated students are encouraged to apply to work on a wide range of research projects with a research focus on Animal and Food Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Applied Geospatial Information System, or Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Leadership and Communication. Graduate research assistantship positions are awarded on a competitive basis. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to interact with scientists from academia, industry and government agencies.  These are fully funded 12 month M.S. research assistantship positions in agricultural sciences that include a competitive monthly stipend for two years. Interested students who have earned a bachelor degree in agricultural sciences, biological sciences, forestry, environmental science, geography or any other related fields should apply. Applicants may visit 
http://www.tnstate.edu/graduate/apply.aspx and apply online for admission into the program by submitting: 1) CV/Resume, 2) statement of research interest and experience, 3) GRE scores (TOEFL scores are required for international applicants), 4) university transcripts (international transcripts must be evaluated by the foreign educational credential evaluation agency such as World Education Service https://www.wes.org/); and 5) three recommendation letters from professional referees. Standardized test scores and transcripts (including evaluated transcripts) must be sent directly to the university by the agency.

The graduate programs at the College of Agriculture provide ample opportunities to enhance professional development and also engage with researchers and extension educators working on various multidisciplinary projects 
http://www.tnstate.edu/agriculture/. The graduate programs in agricultural sciences are designed to prepare graduates for the ever-demanding job market by developing the necessary set of skills and competency through interactions in a classroom setting, experiential hands-on learning, and network building opportunities. The college has three state-of-the-art experimental research facilities – the main campus research and education center and two off-campus facilities, and 27 research laboratories for advanced microbiological, biotechnology, environmental sciences, food science, and animal science research using the latest instruments and technology.

Review of applications will start on the first week of May and will continue until suitable candidates are chosen. All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Bharat Pokharel, Graduate Coordinator by email at 
bpokhare@tnstate.edu or by telephone at 1-615-963-6054. Tennessee State University is a public university located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO (affirmative action and equal employment opportunity) employer.