Agricultural Communications

Oklahoma State University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
34588 USD/year
29560 USD/year
19230 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Oklahoma State University's graduate program in Agricultural Communications is designed to prepare students for entry into or advancement in a variety of mass media and public relations positions.


The Master of Science in Agricultural Communications at Oklahoma State University is designed primarily for students interested in research.  The program develops students’ theoretical and research foundation for further graduate studies in addition to further knowledge and skills in agriculture and education or communications.  Two options are available in this program.

This program requires 30 approved credit hours of coursework including a six-credit-hour formal thesis.  The thesis is a report of scholarly research conducted by the student.  The scope of the study will normally be of state or national interest, and the thesis will include an in-depth analysis of the findings. 

The program requires 32 approved credit hours of coursework including a two-credit-hour formal report.  Although the formal report is the result of original research, the literature review or statistical analysis may lack the depth required of a thesis.

This program also provides development of professional communications skills for related careers in agribusiness, government service, and extension. The master's degree program in agricultural communications provides a flexible program, which can be tailored to meet each student's unique situation. Specialization areas such as marketing, mass media, and public relations are also available through cooperation with the School of Media and Strategic Communications.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Features Writing and Editing for Agricultural Publications
  • Professional Development in Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Communications Capstone
  • Research and Thesis
  • Special Topics in Agricultural Communications
  • Orientation to Graduate Programs in Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Agricultural Communications
  • Writing for Scholarly Publications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Theory and Practice in Agricultural Communications
  • Advanced Concepts in Agricultural Publishing
  • Agricultural Photography Tour
  • Communicating Ethical Issues in Agriculture
  • Public Relations Campaigns in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Disaster Management and Communication in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Advanced Studies in Agricultural Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field 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 three people knowledgeable of the applicant’s professional qualifications;
  • A statement of purpose for pursuing the master’s degree; and
  • Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  The GRE is not required for applicants with a GPA of 3.25 or above in their undergraduate degree program. (school code 6546; department code 3908).
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      34588 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 34588 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      29560 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 29560 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • In-State

      19230 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 19230 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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