Texas Tech University

Graduate Program

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, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Education.

  • The Master of Science has two options available: thesis and non-thesis.
  • The Master of Agriculture is a multi-disciplinary, non-thesis degree in which students can specialize in agricultural education and communications.
  • The Doctor of Philosophy in agricultural communications and education is a resident degree designed to prepare students for a future career as a faculty member.
  • The Doctor of Education is available as an on-campus program or as a distance-delivered, joint degree with Texas A&M University's Department of Agricultural Education (Doc.Distance).

For all graduate degree programs, people-oriented (social science) studies in agricultural education and communications are combined with coursework in technical and scientific areas to prepare students for educational and leadership positions in the broad field of agricultural sciences and natural resources.

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.

Graduate Student Handbook

Find more specific information and details about the department's graduate student program in the Agricultural Education & Communications Graduate Student Handbook.

For More Information

For additional information about the department and graduate programs, please contact the departmental graduate coordinator, Dr. Courtney Meyers (courtney.meyers@ttu.edu) or the interim department chair, Dr. Scott Burris (scott.burris@ttu.edu)  at (806) 742-2816 or Box 42131, Lubbock, TX 79409-2131.