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Master of Science in Agricultural Leadership, Communication & Education

Admission Criteria to the Program

Fall deadline: July 15
Spring deadline: December 1

  • Minimum GPA: Average of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • Minimum GRE score. GRE scores are only required for applicants having an undergraduate GPA below 3.20 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work

Preferred minimum GRE scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative Analytical
Prior to August 1, 2011 900 4.0
On or after August 1, 2011 291 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)
  • Official GRE scores
  • Personal data sheet (upload to the Graduate Studies Online Application)
  • Minimum of 2 letters of recommendation (submitted through the Graduate Studies Online Application)

Admission Contact Information

Carol Swaim  
121 Genrty Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-7451