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Distance Education

Distance Education

As a working professional in agriculture, extension education, communications, or leadership it may seem impossible to continue graduate study on campus. The department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership has designed a degree program that enables working professionals to achieve either the Master of Science or Master of Agriculture degree online. All courses are delivered via Desire 2 Learn or Moodle and are completely asynchronous, requiring no visits to campus.

Enroll using the Student Information System (SIS).

Distance Learning Courses

AG*IDEA Courses
We are a member of the AG*IDEA consortium. All courses taken through AG*IDEA will be listed on your OSU transcript as OSU courses (not transfer credits).  The cost for graduate level courses is $500/credit hour when taken through AG*IDEA.

When enrolling in an AG*IDEA course complete two forms: 1) Student Acknowledgement Form and 2) Outreach Drop/Add Form. Submit the forms to Maryellen Givens (fax 405-744-5339) in the CASNR Academic Programs Office.

Fall 2014

Additional courses offered at a distance from Oklahoma State University: http://ocampus.okstate.edu

You may transfer up to 9 credit hours of graduate-level course work from other accredited universities toward your graduate degree at OSU.


Program Admission
Students obtaining graduate degrees by distance are admitted as regular graduate students. Prospective students can download the graduate admission application from the OSU Graduate College website. Full admission to the M.S. and M.Ag. requires a baccalaureate degree in agriculture, agricultural education or related major with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 or 3.0 in the last 30 hours. GRE scores are required for admission to the Master of Science program.

Students must also submit a résumé, three letters of recommendation, and a one-page statement of purpose to:
Graduate Coordinator
448 Agriculture Hall|
Stillwater, OK 74078

Send official transcripts to:
Graduate College
Oklahoma State University
202B Whitehurst Hall
Stillwater , OK 74078-1019


Cost/Financial Aid 2012 – 2013
Information about tuition and feeds can be found on the Office of the Bursar website.

Grants and loans are available through the Office of Scholarships Financial Aid on the Stillwater campus. http://www.okstate.edu/finaid.


Student Advising
Graduate students work closely with a graduate advisory committee consisting of three faculty members who provide guidance and mentoring. Students, in consultation with their graduate committee, develop an individual plan of study leading to the graduate degree. Plan of study must be filed before completion of 17 credit hours.


More information
For more information about the Master of Science or Master of Agriculture distance-delivered graduate degrees, please contact Dr. Rob Terry.