Agricultural leadership, communication and education

Master of science University of Missouri
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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in agricultural leadership, communication and education

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources | Division of Applied Social Sciences

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Great Plains credit hours

32

Great Plains estimated cost

$18,880.00

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

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Career prospects

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
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4.31%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$49,000
median salary

Program structure

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

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

Less than 3 years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Great Plains IDEA

Great Plains 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.

Learn more about Great Plains IDEA.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Division of Applied Social Sciences