Master of Science in Agricultural Leadership, Communication and Education

The M.S. degree program consists of a minimum of 32 credits of graduate coursework beyond the bachelor's degree for non-thesis/creative component options and 30 credits of graduate coursework for the thesis option. See Course of Study sheets or the Graduate Handbook for details.

The M.S. degree program offers students three options:

  • Creative Component Option: a program oriented toward improving a practitioner's professional proficiency in teaching, curriculum development, program planning and evaluations. The program of study should include courses and learning experiences that will develop the student's knowledge and skills in the processes of learning and teaching.
  • Creative Component with Teacher Certification Option: a program designed for individuals who have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in an agricultural discipline and desire initial teacher certification to teach agriculture at the secondary level.
  • Thesis Option: a research-oriented program focusing on designing and conducting research in the social sciences. The program of study should include courses and learning experiences that will maximize a student's progress in developing skills that will enable the student to continue his/her education in a research-oriented area.
Master's Program