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The agricultural education programs are designed for students with interests in agricultural education and leadership development. Course work includes program and professional development, evaluation, teaching and learning theories and practices, educational methods, organization and administration, leadership and communication.

Degrees Offered

Agricultural Leadership, Communication & Education, Master of Science

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Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: July 15
Spring deadline: December 1
Summer deadline: Rolling

  • This program accepts rolling admissions. It is recommended that you submit your application six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.
  • 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

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE2914.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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)

Agricultural Education, Doctor of Philosophy

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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 + QuantitativeAnalytical
Prior to August 1, 201110004.0
On or after August 1, 20112974.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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.