Master of Agricultural and Extension Education

The agricultural industry is constantly evolving, making it important to understand what opportunities are available. The Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education is designed for agricultural science teachers, extension agents, and other professionals involved in formal or informal education organizations, as well as agricultural professionals who work with applied agricultural technologies or agricultural communications.

The degree plan is developed according to faculty specializations in agricultural education, communications, leadership, or system technology management. Our professors strive to meet the custom needs and interests of individual students.

AGED 5463 - Research Methodology in the Social Sciences

AGED 5473 - Interpreting Social Data in Agriculture

AGED 5483 - Technical Communication in the Social Sciences

AGED 5053 - Philosophy of Agricultural and Extension Education

Students can enroll in approved AG*IDEA  courses in other programs pending enrollment availability. Consult with graduate coordinator (during the pre-registration periods of April and November) for registration instructions. 

Spring 2018

  • AGED 5053: History and Philosophy (course taught by the University of Arkansas), section 901 syllabus
  • AGED 520V: Adv Teaching Methods  ( Ag Idea course taught by University of Missouri), section 902 syllabus
  • AGED 520V: Program Evaluation (Ag Idea course taught by North Carolina State), section 904 syllabus
  • AGED 520V: Assessment in Ag Ed (Ag Idea course taught by Chico State University), section 903 syllabus
  • AGED 520V: Curriculum Development (Ag Idea course taught by Kansas State University), section 901 syllabus 
  • AGED 520V: Environmental Communications (Ag*Idea course taught by Kansas State University), section 908 syllabus 
  • AGED 520V: Global Horticulture and Human Nutrition (course taught by the University of Arkansas), section 905 syllabus  
  • AGED 520V:  Machinery Management for Precision Agriculture (course taught by University of Missouri), section 907 

Because our students are often working professionals with busy lifestyles, we offer 2 flexible options for completing this degree:

Typical Online Tract:



Typical Campus Tract:

  • Courses taken on campus and online
  • Thesis
  • 6 hours of Thesis
  • Core courses offered through the U of A
  • 15 hours from AG*IDEA or other U of A courses 

Program Contact:

Donna Graham
Graduate Coodinator

Program at a Glance

Available to complete 100% online, on campus, or a combination

33 credit hours

2-3 year program completion, depending on student pace

GRE or MAT required, no minimum score

Affiliate of AG*IDEA Consortium

Students can enroll in fall, or spring (no summer admission)

A cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher for graduation

Thesis and Non-Thesis option

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