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.
A Master of Agriculture in International Agriculture (M.A.I.A.) prepares candidates
for positions in the public and private sectors related to international agricultural
development and marketing.
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'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!
Graduates work in international agribusinesses, non-profit organizations, development
agencies, government and diplomatic service, education, agricultural extension, agricultural
trade associations and commodity groups and other positions in global agriculture.
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 of Agriculture in International Agriculture program complete the
Submit an application for admission to theOSU Graduate College including a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation.