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Agricultural and Extension Education, Distance Learning - Master of Science

acel.osu.edu Room 204 Agricultural Admin. Bldg.
2120 Fyffe Road
Columbus, OH 43210
phone: 614-688-3178
fax: 614-292-7007
email: scheer.9@osu.edu

Students completing a Master of Science (MS) degree in Agricultural and Extension Education will acquire knowledge and skills in foundational disciplines to:

  • Plan
  • Implement
  • Evaluate education and communication programs in the: food, agricultural, and environmental sciences.

The online M.S. degree in Agricultural and Extension Education is targeted toward early- and mid-career, place-bound, working professionals who need access to graduate education to advance their personal and professional goals. Equivalent in quality to the on-campus MS degree program, the Master of Science is not considered a terminal degree (an appropriate program for students who may be interested in doctoral education in the future).

Features of the program include:

  • Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education (Thesis or Non-Thesis Options). Minimum of 30 semester hours for the thesis option and 35 semester hours for the non-thesis option.
  • Students progress through as a cohort, enrolling in about six credit hours each term (Fall, Spring, and Summer) for two years.
  • The program will be delivered predominantly online with one face-to-face session each year, usually in September.
  • Thesis or Project - All students complete a thesis or project as part of the degree requirements. Students work closely with an advisor to identify a research or project topic aligned with their interests.

For complete information, visit the Agricultural Communication Education and Leadership website.