Agricultural & Extension Education Graduate Programs

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Master of Arts in Agricultural and Extension Education

The department offers major work for a Master of Arts in Agricultural and Extension Education. The degree can be obtained with public school emphasis in agriculture education; extension education; international extension and development; and adult non-formal education. Thesis and non-thesis options are available, ranging from 30-32 hours of coursework. Many of our AXED Graduate courses are offered online for distance education students.

Find more specific information and details about the program in the
Master of Arts in Agricultural and Extension Education - Graduate Student Handbook.

Master of Arts in Agricultural and Extension Education
Agricultural Strategic Communications Option

The Agricultural Strategic Communications online master’s degree program will enhance the student’s ability to strategically influence and further an organization’s mission through communication. Students will learn how to deploy an array of tools to plan, execute and measure communication effectiveness while gaining a complete understanding of paid, earned, shared and owned media. Upon completion of the program, students will be Hootsuite™ certified.

The ASC master’s degree is designed to be flexible for working professionals through accelerated curriculum and a convenient online format at an affordable price. NMSU Online tuition and fees are $411.50 per credit hour, making the total 30-hour degree cost $12,345.

For additional information, please contact department head, Dr. Steve Fraze at 575-646-2095 or sfraze@nmsu.edu.

Graduate Assistantships

Teaching and research graduate assistantships are part-time positions within the Department that serve to support the functions and activities of the Department and provide an income while you complete your graduate degree.

For More Information

For additional information about the department and graduate programs, please contact the departmental graduate student coordinator, Dr. Frank Hodnett at (575) 646-4511 or fhodnett@nmsu.edu or the department head, Dr. Steve Fraze at 575-646-2095 or sfraze@nmsu.edu.