Master of Science in Agricultural Education and Communication
The University of Florida’s Master of Science in Agricultural Education and Communication is delivered through the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and administered under the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. The goal of this program is to enhance the careers of individuals employed, or seeking employment, as educational professionals in agricultural and environmental studies. These professionals may be employed or interested in any educational setting, ranging from public school teaching at every level to community college instruction. This course of study will enable those individuals with valuable knowledge and experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs as well as for professional communication careers dealing with agriculture or agribusiness related to public value, positioning, and marketing.
The program’s curriculum takes approximately two and a half years to complete, or two fall, two spring, and one summer semester. Some of the courses span topics such as Agricultural Media Writing, Program Planning in Agricultural Education, Methodology of Planned Change, and History and Philosophy of Agricultural Education. The coursework aims to be diverse and thorough, and students emerge from the program with a solid foundation of knowledge and set of skills that allows them to have a long and successful career in this field.
Students must be practicing agriscience teachers and extension agents; have a GRE 1000 or above, and a GPA of 3.0 or above in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Orientation and final project presentation in Gainesville, FL.
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