Agricultural leadership, communication and education
Courses

Master of science University of Missouri-Columbia
Wheat in a field.
Loading...

Get started with MU

Apply here

Courses

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

Successful completion requires 30 credit hours of course work for the thesis option, or 32 for the non-thesis (creative component) option.

Course planner

The chart below shows when the courses are traditionally offered. Please note that some courses are offered only in ODD (e.g., 2021) or EVEN (e.g., 2022) years. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Culmination

The program culminates with either a thesis (AG_ED_LD 8090) focusing on designing and conducting research in the social sciences or a creative component (AG_ED_LD 8080) oriented toward improving your proficiency in teaching, curriculum development, program planning and evaluations.

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.

  • Program authorized

Authorized

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