Why study international agriculture online through OSU?
The Master of International Agriculture Degree Program (MIAP) is a multidisciplinary
degree program, preparing students for a successful career in global agriculture.
Blending theory, practical knowledge, and hands-on experience, the program prepares
students to make a significant contribution to the field of international agriculture.
Graduates from MIAP continue on to be non-profit directors, extension agents, farm
managers, agricultural consultants, Peace Corp officers, English teachers in foreign
countries, and more.
The Master's of International Agriculture Program is a uniquely flexible degree program,
with a number of course choices to suit your goals. Choose online courses from the
Ferguson College of Agriculture or other departments on campus to create a master-level degree that fits YOU!
MIAP students come from a variety of academic disciplines and degree backgrounds,
agriculture and non-agriculture related. MIAP students have the opportunity to take
classes that are relevant to their focus area; these could include agricultural entrepreneurship,
applied issues in international agriculture, case studies in international trade and
development, directed readings, food security and sustainability, and story telling.
The Master of Science in International Agriculture (M.S.I.A.) program accommodates
those students who prefer to take theoretical courses preparing them for research.
This program will provide students the theoretical, science, and research backgrounds
necessary to design, implement, and manage agricultural programs in developed and
developing countries. It allows participants to blend theory and practice to improve
the lives of people. Advanced study leading to the Master of Science degree in the
field of International Agriculture prepares students for such professional careers
as business analyst, international trade and development specialist, college-level
educator, agricultural extension specialist, and professional work with non-profit
organizations, government sectors, and agricultural commodity groups.
MIAP allows you to create your own degree, but helps you target your energy by choosing
a focus area. Students can choose complete a thesis, formal report, creative component,
or professional internship.
MIAP Focus Areas
Community Engagement and Sustainability
Production Agriculture and Food Safety
or custom design your own!
Dual Degree Programs
The Master of International Agriculture Program has partnered with Universidad Popular
Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) and Universidad Autónoma Chapingo to offer dual-degree
Master’s programs. These programs provide student participants from each institution
with an opportunity to study in and benefit from the academic and cultural environment
of the other institution. For each degree, the student will have a “home” institution
and a “host” institution at which the student studies abroad, taking courses in partial
fulfillment of the “host” institution’s degree requirements.
Academic Common Market
The Academic Common Market, coordinated by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), enables students to
pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates through agreements among
participating colleges and universities. As one of only three international agriculture
graduate programs offered in the nation, the master of international agriculture program
at OSU is offered through the Academic Common Market to students from other states
in the region at in-state tuition rates.
To apply for the master in international agriculture program complete the following:
Submit an application for admission to the OSU Graduate College including a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation.