Agricultural education

Doctor of philosophy University of Missouri-Columbia
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Delivery of this program is blended: some courses are only offered on campus.

Successful completion requires 72 credit hours of course work beyond the bachelor’s degree. You may transfer up to 30 credit hours of prior graduate work toward the total required for your doctorate, upon your committee’s recommendation.

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The chart below shows when the courses are traditionally offered. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Nondegree-seeking enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 12 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Division of Applied Social Sciences