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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.
Official nameMaster of science in agricultural leadership, communication and education
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources | Division of Applied Social Sciences
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Great Plains credit hours32
Great Plains estimated cost$19,200.00
*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.
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
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
Typical program lengthLess than 3 years
Typical course load2 classes per semester
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.