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Graduate Program: Agricultural Education M.Ag.

Oklahoma State University's graduate program in agricultural education is designed to prepare students for entry into or advancement in formal and non-formal teaching careers. This program also provides development of professional leadership skills for other careers in agribusiness, government service, extension, or adult education. This graduate program is among the most respected in the nation, with internationally recognized faculty and state-of-the-art laboratories.

The Master of Agriculture degree program in agricultural education provides a flexible program, which can be tailored to meet each student's unique situation. In addition to the wide variety of professional courses in agricultural education, offerings are also available from all academic departments in the Division, including agricultural economics, biosystems and agricultural engineering, plant and soil science, animal science, biochemistry, and entomology and plant pathology. Specialization areas such as educational administration, supervision, counseling, community education, occupational education, adult education, and career education are also available through cooperation with the College of Education.

Master of Agriculture Admission Criteria
Admission requirements for the Master of Agriculture degree in Agriculture with an option in Agricultural Education are similar to those for the Master of Science degree programs. However, no standardized test scores are required. Admission to the Master of Agriculture degree program requires the following:


A bachelor's degree in an appropriate field such as agricultural education or an agriculturally related area from an accredited university;


An acceptable grade point average in undergraduate studies (a minimum GPA of 2.80 or 3.0 in the last 30 hours);


Recommendations from three people knowledgeable of the applicant's professional qualifications;


A statement of purpose for pursuing the master's degree.

Creative Component
The Master of Agriculture degree in Agriculture with an option in Agricultural Education is designed to further develop the knowledge and skills of students preparing for advancement in teaching, extension, administration, and many other professional careers. Most students in this program do not wish to conduct an original research study or continue beyond a master's degree.

A total of 32 approved semester credit hours of coursework is required, including a two-credit-hour creative component. The creative component will normally be completed as a special project in AGED 5102. This project may be a written report of a literature review, action research project, curriculum development project, or a similar project approved by the graduate committee. The student's committee will determine details of the creative component.

Master of Agriculture Admission Procedures

Applications for admission are made on line at the Graduate College website. You will be asked to set up an account with a user identification and password.  When you are asked to select a degree program, select “Master of Agriculture degree program in Agriculture with an option in Agricultural Education.”  You will be asked to submit a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 for domestic students or $75.00 for international students and to provide copies of all college or university transcripts. The application will require that you upload copies of your official transcripts, as well as a statement of purpose, resume’, and three letters of recommendation. Additionally, all GRE scores are received electronically and shared with any program to which you apply. Self-reported GRE scores also may be entered on the application.

Your application will be referred to the Department by the Graduate College.  After it is reviewed by the Agricultural Education work group, you will receive notification of its decision from the Graduate College.  Applications are reviewed continuously.

 More Information

• Summary of Procedures for the Master of Science Degree
• Summary of Procedures for the Master of Agriculture Degrees
• Summary of Credit-Hour Requirements for All Master’s Degrees
• Graduate College Rules and Regulations
• Departmental Employment Opportunities for Graduate Students
• Teacher Certification in Agricultural Education
• Graduate Student Organizations
• Graduate Courses