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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.

Format

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.  

  

Curriculum

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

  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • Community Engagement and Sustainability
  • Production Agriculture and Food Safety
  • Rural Development
  • 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. 

 

Admissions

MIAP graduate student interacting with fellow students during his international tripTo 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.

 

Cost

 

 

2019-2020 Estimated Cost*
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour $527 $657
Total cost per 3-credit hour course $1,581 $1,971

Estimated total program cost

(based on 32-hour degree plan)

$16,864 $21,024
* This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2019–2020 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer 

 

 

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