Why study agricultural leadership online through OSU?
The agricultural leadership online degree program is an advanced studies program for
practitioners seeking to develop their knowledge related to leadership and its application
to the agricultural industry. Graduates pursue careers in extension, government, corporate
agriculture, and human resources and training.
As a working professional in agriculture, extension education, communications, or
leadership it may seem impossible to continue graduate study on campus. The OSU Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership has designed a degree program that enables working professionals to achieve an Agricultural
Leadership Master of Agriculture degree online.
Courses are delivered via Canvas, online learning management system
Courses are completely asynchronous, requiring no visits to campus
The master of agriculture degree program in agricultural leadership provides a flexible
program, which can be tailored to meet each student's unique situation. In addition
to the wide variety of professional courses in agricultural education, offerings are
also available from all academic departments in the Ferguson College of Agriculture.
Graduate students work closely with a graduate advisory committee consisting of three
faculty members who provide guidance and mentoring. Students, in consultation with
their graduate committee, develop an individual plan of study leading to the graduate
degree. A plan of study must be filed before completion of 17 credit hours.
Graduate coursework in agricultural leadership includes leadership theory and practice,
developments in agricultural and extension education, and a creative component. The Agricultural Leadership Master of Agriculture degree program requires 32 approved semester hours of coursework including a 17-hour area
Admission requirements for the online master of agriculture degree program in agricultural leadership
A bachelor's degree in an appropriate field such as agricultural education or an agriculturally
related area from an accredited university;
An acceptable grade point average in undergraduate studies (a minimum GPA of 2.80
or 3.0 in the last 30 hours for unqualified admission);
Recommendations from two people knowledgeable of the applicant's professional qualifications.
Recommendation letters cannot come from a current faculty member of the OSU Department
of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership.
A statement of purpose for pursuing the master’s degree.
To apply for the online master of agriculture degree program in agricultural leadership
complete the following:
Submit an application for admission to the OSU Graduate College.
Your application will be referred to the department by the Graduate College. After
it is reviewed by the Agricultural Education work group, you will receive notification
of its decision from the Graduate College. Applications for admission are reviewed
Submit a statement of purpose and three letters of professional recommendation to
the Graduate Coordinator, OSU Department of Agricultural Education, Communications
and Leadership, 448 Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078-6031.
Oklahoma State University offers an affordable single rate for graduate students in
online degree and certificate programs.