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Doctoral Degree in Agricultural Education

Admission Criteria

Application deadline: N/A

  • Minimum GPA: 3.5 on prior graduate course work
  • Minimum of 3 years full-time appropriate teaching or other professional experience in elementary, secondary, higher education or industry
  • Correspondence with one of the Agricultural Education faculty members in the proposed area of concentration prior to submitting an application. This contact is ultimately a requirement for admission.

Minimum GRE scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative Analytical
Prior to August 1, 2011 1000 4.0
On or after August 1, 2011 297 4.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Agricultural Education Program

  • Resume (upload to the Graduate Studies Online Application)
  • Statement of purpose (upload to the Graduate Studies Online Application)
  • Writing sample (upload to the Graduate Studies Online Application)
  • Personal data sheet (upload to the Graduate Studies Online Application)
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (submitted through the Graduate Studies Online Application)
  • Official GRE scores
  • Preliminary examination (if necessary)

Prerequisites for the Doctoral Degree

The focus of the Doctor of Philosophy program is development of professional educators for teacher certification programs in agriculture. To be admitted, applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of professional experience in a field related to agricultural education.

Admission Contact Information

Johnette Blair 
138A Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-3747