Master of Agriculture in Agricultural Development

The Master of Agriculture (MAgr) in Agricultural Development is designed for students who want professional graduate training with a management orientation in agriculture, food and natural resources. It is intended to emphasize the problem solving skills involved in the use of science and technology to benefit humanity, not as a research degree.

This program is approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology. Students pursuing careers in fields such as instructional design, agricultural leadership or rural community development might seek this degree. The program prepares individuals for leadership roles in education and natural resource management fields, cooperative extension service, and many other professional careers in agriculture and life sciences. The courses in this non-thesis degree program emphasize the development of problem-solving skills involved in applying science and technology to benefit humanity.

The program may include the development of a professional paper to demonstrate problem solving capabilities. Degree candidates may gain such capabilities by completing a professional internship that is designed to provide meaningful, applied, practical experiences, and which may vary in duration from three to nine months depending upon departmental requirements.

All students in this program must complete a residence requirement. More information about this residency requirement can be found on the Additional Requirements tab

Departmental Program Requirements

In addition to the program requirements required by the Graduate and Professional School, each student is required to complete four core courses as part of their degree program to gain content knowledge and skills. All students will be assessed on their performance in each of these four core courses: 

  • ALEC 610 Principles of Adult Education
  • ALEC 615 Philosophy of Agricultural Education
  • ALEC 640 Methods of Technological Change
  • ALEC 695 Frontiers in Research

Information regarding our programs and the application process may be obtained from the ALEC website

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