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Department of Agriculture

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Master of Science in Agricultural Regulations

The graduate program in Agricultural Regulations is designed to produce highly skilled, multidisciplinary graduates for positions in regulatory science and related areas of research. The program prepares students for the growing number of job opportunities with regulatory agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, Food and Drug Administration and Arkansas State Plant Board, and in science related research fields such as biotechnology, plant science, animal science and food safety. A graduate degree in Agricultural Regulations also prepares graduates to make meaningful contributions to our nation’s agricultural and homeland security.

For more information, see the Agricultural Regulations Program Handbook and Application Requirements or Apply Online.

Agricultural Regulations Graduate Program Faculty

Dr. Tracy V. Dunbar
Chair, Dept. of Agriculture / Director, Regulatory Science Center of Excellence
Graduate of Michigan State University (Resource Development)

Dr. Hao Chen
Assistant Professor
(870) 575-8117
Graduate of University of Florida (Soil and Water Science)

Dr. David Fernandez
Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Programs
Graduate of University of Kentucky (Physiology)

Dr. Bihu Huang
Associate Professor/Graduate Program Coordinator
Graduate of Michigan State University (Crop and Soil Science)

Dr. Shahidul Islam
Graduate of Ehime University (Plant Physiology)

Dr. Jayant Lohakare
Associate Professor (Animal Science)
Graduate of Indian Veterinary Research Institute (Animal Nutrition)

Dr. Ranjitsinh Mane
Assistant Professor (Agricultural and Consumer Economics)
(870) 575-7203
Graduate of University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (Agricultural Policy)

Dr. Muthusamy Manoharan
Interim Associate Dean for Research
Graduate of Karnatak University (Botany/Biotechnology)

Dr. Obadiah M. Njue
Interim Assistant Dean for Extension
Graduate of Mississippi State University (Horticulture)

Dr. Sixte Ntamatungiro
Professor (Agronomy and Soil Science)
Graduate of University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (Agronomy/Soil Fertility)

Dr. Shadrach O. Okiror
Graduate of University of Minnesota (Plant Genetics)

Dr. Yong I. Park
Associate Professor
Graduate of Mississippi State University (Entomology)

Dr. Sathish K. Ponniah
Extension Specialist-1/Instructor
Graduate of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (Plant Breeding & Genetics)

Dr. Yasser M. Sanad
Assistant Professor (Food Safety)
(870) 575-7253
Graduate of Ohio State University (Veterinary Preventive Medicine/Food Safety)