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Master of Science in Agricultural Education (Great Plains IDEA)

Program Details

The online Agricultural Education degree is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to advance into a leadership position including educators, employees of state and federal agencies, extension agents, and employees of private businesses. Core coursework includes topics in research and methods, while added studies range from adult education and youth development to agricultural communications and interpreting statistical data.

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:

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


Depending on the university, the program requires 30-36 credit hours.

Fulfill (or meet) the entrance requirements for a master’s program at your home university. Typically, this requires:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

Request more information to learn about requirements for this program.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges