To be admitted to the graduate program in Agricultural and Extension Education, the student must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an academic record that clearly demonstrates ability to pursue graduate studies in this field. As a general rule, applicants will not be admitted to the program unless they have a 3.0 (out of a possible 4.0) cumulative point-hour ratio for all previous academic work, though the records of non-traditional students will not be examined strictly from an academic perspective.

Graduate Courses

The AXED Department offers a wide variety of graduate courses in Agricultural and Extension Education.

AXED Graduate Program

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. A minor is available to students completing major course work in other departments. Students should contact the department of the desired minor for specific course requirements.

A minimum of 30 semester credits (including 4-6 credits of thesis) is required under the thesis plan. A non thesis plan is available and requires 32 semester credits of course work, including 3-4 credits of AXED 598 - Creative Component. Both plans require a final oral examination. Many of our AXED Graduate courses are offered online for distance education students.

Flexibility in each program allows students to pursue professional interests and develop specialized competencies in agricultural education as well as technical and scientific areas.