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Master of Science in Agricultural Education (Great Plains IDEA)

Program Details

California State University in Chico offers students the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Agricultural Education. Agriculture is the study of providing solutions for environmental impacts of biology, chemistry, genetics, engineering, biotechnology, economics and sociology.

This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.

The online Agricultural Education program is offered through:

  • University of Arkansas
  • California State University - Chico
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri
  • North Carolina State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Texas Tech University


  • A baccalaureate in agriculture, food, or natural resources from an accredited institution, or an equivalent
  • Satisfactory grade point average
  • Approval by the department and the Office of Graduate Studies

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission