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Agricultural Extension and Education, MS

Improve Agriculture by Teaching the Public

Emphasizing a wide range of teaching and learning skills, the master's in agricultural extension and education helps you become the community's go-to expert for all agriculture related topics. This degree does not result in a teaching license, but you will develop skills in instruction, program planning, evaluation, and research. 

Degree at a Glance

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*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2022-2023 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

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Career Outlook for Graduates

With this degree in hand, you will be prepared to enter the Extension field. Most states have an Extension program where communities can go to as a resource for all agriculture related help, such as farming, irrigation, landscaping, and gardening.


Why Earn a Master's in Agricultural Extension and Education from USU Online

In 1888, USU started as the state's premier agricultural school. Today, USU is still the top choice for students interested in agricultural careers. Utah's Extension program runs through USU. You will have access to the state's top experts, allowing you to graduate career-ready. The faculty teaching and running this program have real-world experience. They are dedicated to empowering communities by being resources for all ag-related topics.

Resources for Online Students

For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.

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Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

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Debra Spielmaker
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