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Joint Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education

Program Details

The Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education Distance program allows students to earn the degree wherever they are, so career growth does not have to be limited by their location. Program graduates can find employment in a variety of instructional, supervisory, and administrative positions across the education and training professions. This degree is awarded by both Texas Tech and Texas A&M University. Students in this program must apply for admission at both universities.

Students in this program take a 40-hour disciplinary core, 12 hours in an area of specialization, and 12 hours of dissertation or record of study. 

The program will employ a variety of delivery methods with the primary tools being Blackboard (a virtual learning environment used to access course material) and Interactive Video Conferencing (ITV). During the first two years of the program, students will have at least one live course delivered via interactive video and one asynchronous course each semester. 

In addition to courses, the cohort will work together on a regular basis including face-to-face meetings at campus or profession-related locations. Cohort students follow a predetermined schedule of courses. Course rotation and host University for each class varies by cohort.


Students must submit Graduate Records Exam (GRE) scores to the Graduate School. Scores must be less than five years old at the time of application.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges