Agricultural and Communication Education and Leadership, Distance LearningMaster of Science – Online

About us

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.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the University’s Online Programs State Authorization webpage or email us at to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states.

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