The agricultural leadership, education and communications program is designed for students wanting to learn more about leadership skills and styles, educational methods for youth and adults, or methods of communication and styles used in agricultural and related fields. The program may be completed under a thesis or non-thesis option. Candidates for the master's degree must meet the general requirements of the Graduate Council and those stipulated by the department.

 

The Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications offers the following concentrations:

 
  • Agricultural Communications

  • Agricultural Education

  • Agricultural Extension

  • Agricultural Leadership
 
 
2016-2018 Graduate ALEC Course Offerings:

 Upcoming Graduate ALEC Courses.pdfUpcoming Graduate ALEC Courses.pdf

 

The Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications 2016-2017 Handbook

The Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications 2017-2018 Handbook
 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A GRADUATE DEGREE INCLUDE TWO OPTIONS:

 
Thesis Option:
 

A candidate for the master’s degree who elects the thesis option must successfully complete the following requirements:

 
  • A minimum of 30 hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the student’s advisory committee. Six hours of thesis may be counted toward this requirement.

  • A minimum of 20 hours of graduate credit in courses numbered at or above the 500 level.

  • A minimum of 18 hours of graduate credit in courses appropriate to the area of concentration taught in the department and a minimum of 6 hours taught from outside the department.

  • A minimum of 3 hours of graduate credit in course work in either research methodology or statistics.

  • A final oral examination.
 

 

 
Non-Thesis Option:
A candidate for the master’s degree who elects the non-thesis option must successfully complete the following requirements:
  • A minimum of 36 hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the student’s advisory committee.

  • A minimum of 24 hours of graduate credit in courses numbered at or above the 500 level.

  • A minimum of 18 hours of graduate credit in courses appropriate to the area of concentration taught in the department and a minimum of 6 hours taught from outside the department.

  • A minimum of 3 hours of graduate credit in course work in either research methodology or statistics.

  • A creative component designed by the student and approved by the student’s advisory committee for 3 hours of graduate credit.

  • A written and oral comprehensive examination.