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Graduate Program - General Information

The Department of Agricultural Education and Communications at Texas Tech University is considered a national leader in the discipline. Faculty members in the department represent a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and are involved in a variety of local, state, regional, national, and international activities and organizations.

Students who pursue a graduate degree in agricultural education work in a variety of contextual settings upon graduation including teacher education, extension education, agricultural communications, leadership education, distance education, and international agricultural development. This graduate degree in agricultural communications is designed to prepare students for entry into or advancement in a variety of mass media, marketing, and public relations positions. This program also provides development of professional communications skills for related careers in agribusiness, government service, education, and extension.

Degrees Offered

The department offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Science, Master of Agriculture, and Doctor of Education.

Student Organization

The Agricultural Education and Communications Graduate Student Organization provides leadership opportunities, research exchange, and educational and social activities for graduate students within the department.

For More Information

For additional information about the department and graduate programs, please contact the departmental graduate coordinator, Dr. Scott Burris ( or the department chair, Dr. Steven Fraze ( at (806) 742-2816 or Box 42131, Lubbock, TX 79409-2131.