Graduate Program

Degrees Offered

The Agricultural Education and Communication Department offers degrees of master of science and doctor of philosophy. While obtaining a degree in Agricultural Education and Communication, students may specialize in one of four areas:

The master’s degree is offered in a traditional face-to-face format for on-campus students and through the Web for agricultural teachers, Extension personnel, and agriculture industry leadership professionals at a distance. The master’s degree is designed to prepare graduates for teaching, research, extension, administrative, and leadership positions in the public and private sectors. The on-campus and master’s at a distance program typically take two years to complete. For more information on the distance program, visit the AEC e-Learning Institute. The doctor of philosophy degree primarily prepares students for careers as university faculty and is usually completed in three years.


If a minor is chosen, at least six (6) credits of work are required in the minor field. Two six-credit minors may be taken with your committee's permission. Minor work must be in an academic unit outside the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. A representative from each minor must be on the supervisory committee. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required within the minor in order to graduate with that minor.

Please contact us about developing a minor for your graduate degree if you are interested in taking courses in our department.

Possible Minors:

Certificates Offered

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