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Master's in Agricultural Education and Communications (Great Plains IDEA)

Program Details

Kansas State University’s online master’s degree in agricultural education and communications covers the development of agricultural and extension education in the U.S., research methods, principles of teaching and learning, and program planning and evaluation. The program serves as a broad field of study designed for individuals who educate others about agriculture.

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

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Required supplemental documents, including transcripts.
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Affidavit of financial support
  • English language proficiency (if applicable)