Offered through Communications and Agricultural Education, this masters of science degree in Agricultural Education and Communication fits the mission of discovery of knowledge, the education of graduate students and the improvement in the quality of life for those we serve. Graduates of this program will include professionals charged with educating the public regarding the breadth and depth of the agricultural industry and those responsible for communicating that information to specific audiences in the agricultural industry as well as the general public.
For students who seek a greater focus on developing their skills in research or those who are interested in continuing their education through doctoral study, a thesis option is offered. For students who prefer to focus on expanding their technical knowledge with a decreased emphasis on research, a nonthesis report option is also available.
The curriculum entails a core of courses in research methods and the philosophical contexts and theoretical foundations of the respective fields of interest. In addition, students pursuing the thesis option supplement this core with coursework in data analysis and thesis research. Students pursuing the report option complete a creative component. The balance of coursework in the thesis option includes 12 hours of elective courses, while project option students complete 21 hours of electives.
Research MethodsChoose one of the following: * Research Methods in Education
* Qualitative Research in Education
* Qualitative Methodology
Philosophical ContextChoose one of the following: * Principles and Philosophy of Career and Technical Education
* The History and Leadership of the Land Grant University
Theoretical FoundationChoose one of the following: * Advanced Theory and Methods of Teaching Agriculture
* Theory in Agricultural Communications
Thesis Research * Social Data Analysis in Communications and Agricultural Education
* Master's Thesis
Creative Component (Non-Thesis) * Master's Project
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