Share the ag perspective

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • 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: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 32
  • Estimated program cost: $18,879.68*

*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 master’s degree in agricultural education from MU can help you develop your leadership skills and prepare for a role in the public sector or industry. If you want to advance your career in agricultural or extension education, communication or informal adult education, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth1
Average salary increase2

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Career and Technical Education Teachers

2 Percentage by which the average base salary of a full-time teacher in a U.S. public elementary or secondary school with a master’s degree exceeds that of a teacher with a bachelor’s degree, 2007–08. Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2011). Digest of Education Statistics 2010 (NCES 2011-015). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C.

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 managers or producers
  • Sales professionals
  • Youth specialists

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based and offered by multiple universities taking part in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. Depending on which university is teaching your course that semester, your courses may have different start and finish dates.

Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in less than three years.

Course work covers

  • Leadership theory
  • Advanced teaching methods
  • Evaluating educational programs
  • Research methods and design
  • Technical communication
  • Adult education

Great Plains AG*IDEA

Great Plains AG*IDEA is a consortium of 19 universities offering fully online graduate programs and courses in agriculture disciplines. Students apply to and are admitted by one university, enroll in all of their courses through that university and graduate from that university. However, the online courses are taught by faculty in the discipline from several universities.

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This program is administered by the CAFNR Division of Applied Social Sciences.