Facilitate learning in agriculture

Quick facts

  • Program type: Doctorate
  • Academic home: College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources | Division of Applied Social Sciences | Department of Agricultural Education and Leadership
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: Blended: some campus visits required
  • Credit hours: 72
  • Estimated program cost: $35,821.98*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

A doctorate in agricultural education from MU can help you advance your career in agricultural or extension education, communication or informal adult education. If you want to connect with expert faculty members and take an innovative, high-tech approach to agricultural education, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Postsecondary Teachers

This degree has potential benefits for

  • Classroom or extension educators in agriculture or the environment
  • Communications or public relations professionals
  • International agricultural development specialists
  • Program manager or producers
  • Sales professionals
  • Youth specialists

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is blended: some campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in four years.

Course work covers

  • Instructional design and delivery
  • Teaching and learning theories and practices
  • Educational program planning, evaluation, organization and administration

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the CAFNR Department of Agricultural Education and Leadership.