Agricultural Extension and Education, MS

Agricultural Extension and Education, MS


Master's Degree

Credits required:

30 credits

Cost per credit:


Next start date:

August 26, 2024

Improve Agricultural Literacy Through Education

Our online master’s in agricultural extension and education helps you become the community’s go-to expert. You’ll explore topics that emphasize research, leadership, and teaching. The program allows for adaptability, meaning you can take the courses and conduct research that align with your interests and career aspirations. USU is also one of a few programs that provides an option to focus on both formal and nonformal educational settings.

Most of our students complete the program in two years. This program requires a thesis and does not result in a teaching license. If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D., you will be well-prepared to begin doctoral studies and research following completion of this program.

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Career Outlook

With your master’s, you’ll be empowered to shape a career you’re passionate about. You’ll be prepared to work in formal and nonformal educational settings and equipped with the skills to be an effective educator and leader.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Research: methodologies, design, and analysis
  • Academic writing and communication
  • Program planning and implementation
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Mentorship and supervision skills
  • Grant writing and management

Potential Employers

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Agricultural Extension and Education Curriculum Preview


This is an introduction to practical research planning and design. It guides students from proposal selection to completed proposal to final research report. 

This course covers the application of methods for collecting and analyzing research data relevant to educational and social science disciplines. Course topics focus on research design and statistical concepts for research in education, human services, and psychology. 

Elective. Students learn the history, philosophy, and organizational structure of U.S. and international extension organizations, including programming models, teaching strategies, and accountability. 

Elective. This course is a study of contemporary course design and development in career and technical education. Students review the complete curriculum development process.