Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Educators, employees of state and federal agencies, extension agents, and employees of private businesses: Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources offers an online Master of Science in Agricultural Education designed to provide you with the skills necessary to advance into a leadership position.

Program Overview

  • 36 credit hour minimum, a thesis option is available
  • Most coursework is completed online. Some courses and class meetings are delivered through Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC).
  • Prerequisite: bachelor's degree
  • Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Learn more about the difference between part-time and full-time student status.
  • Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enroll at the beginning of any one of the four semesters throughout the year.
Related Programs:
Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education

Application Process

Although there is no application deadline, prospective students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least three months prior to projected initial enrollment.

  1. Apply to Texas Tech University's Graduate School.
  2. Interview with the Program Coordinator.
    • The interview can be conducted either in person or by phone.
  3. Apply for financial aid and/or general scholarships.
    • Financial aid is distributed based on full-time enrollment and several other eligibility requirements. Your enrolled hours as of the 12th day of class in the fall and spring semesters determines your enrollment status for the semester, and financial aid is disbursed accordingly. Attending less than full-time could mean a reduction in aid. Learn more.
  4. Upon acceptance to the Graduate School and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, you will work with a Graduate Advisory Committee composed of three members to develop a degree plan.
    • Texas Tech University will notify you of your admissions status by updating the Applications tab in your Raiderlink.

Program Requirements

Most courses are offered online; however, some courses require the use of Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC).

Core Curriculum (15 credit hours)
AGED 5302 Research Methods and Analysis in Agricultural Education and Communications
AGED 5306 History and Philosophy in Agricultural Education and Communications
AGED 5312 Assessing Program Effectiveness (Thesis Option)
AGED 6000 Master's Thesis (6 credit hours) or (Non-thesis Option)
AGED 5309 Evaluation of Programs in Vocational, Technical, and Extension Education
AGED 5301 Special Problems
Major (21 credit hours)
ACOM 5001 Contemporary Issues in Agricultural Education and Communications
AGED 5301 Special Problems
ACOM 5303 Advanced Computer Applications in Agricultural Communications
AGED 5304 Advanced Methods in Agricultural leadership
AGED 5305 Program Development in Agricultural and Extension Education
ACOM 5307 Methods of Technological Change
AGED 5308 Foundations of Adult Education
AGED 5309 Evaluation of Programs in Vocational, Technical, and Extension Education
AGED 5310 College Teaching in Agriculture
AGED 5311 Human Dimensions of International Agricultural Development
AGED 7200 Professional Internship
AGSM 5301 Investigations in Advanced Agricultural Mechanics

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

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Contact the program coordinator by phone.

  • Name: Dr. David Doerfert
  • Phone: 806.742.2816