M.Sc. On Campus Online

Agricultural Education

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

12 months
17544 USD/year
4744 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Agricultural Education from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University will prepare you for a professional career in teaching or communicating the complexities of the global agriculture and natural resources systems that we all depend on.


Graduates of our Agricultural Education program from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University find rewarding careers as: agriscience teachers for middle or high schools; 4-H agents; Cooperative Extension agents; environmental lawyers; professors or researchers at land-grant universities; managers, human resources, public relations and marketing professionals for agricultural industries; government professionals for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), other federal or state agencies, and more.

The Master of Science in Agricultural Education at N.C. A&T offers two concentrations for you to choose from, depending on your career goals:

  • Professional Licensure – This curriculum prepares individuals to teach agriscience education in middle and high schools. Graduates of this track are eligible to apply for advanced (graduate level) licensure in North Carolina. This track offers graduates versatility in career options, because it prepares them for the many other professions that rely on agricultural educators.
  • Professional Service – This curriculum prepares individuals for careers in agribusiness, Cooperative Extension, government, or legal professions.

Other features of the program include: completion of 30 credit hours; a thesis or non-thesis option; distance learning courses - the entire program is online, but has on campus offerings as well; each student's program of study is guided by a graduate committee.

Programme Structure

Upon completion of the graduate program in Agricultural Education:

  • Students will critically analyze issues impacting the food, agricultural, and environmental science.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate knowledge and issues impacting the food, agricultural, and environmental science disciplines.
  • Students will develop and implement effective program planning and evaluation plans for their agricultural education programs to facilitate improvement of agricultural education programs.
  • Demonstrate a deeper appreciation and knowledge of the agricultural education discipline.
  • Students will be able to implement and use a variety of instructional methodologies and technologies.
  • Students will be prepared to teach a diverse population about subject matter related to food, agricultural, and environmental sciences. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application for admission to the Graduate College.
  • Transcripts: One unofficial copy of transcript(s)/mark sheet(s) from all colleges and universities previously attended must be uploaded on the application portal. An overall GPA of 3.0 in the bachelor's degree, a previously earned graduate degree or a GPA of 3.0 on at least 12 post-baccalaureate graduate credits is necessary (in addition to the other criteria outlined in the Graduate Catalog) for unconditional admission.
  • Recommendations: Three recommendations are expected.
  • Personal statement of interest in the program, as required. 
  • English language proficiency: International applicants are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Work experience

The Professional Licensure track is designed for individuals who are currently teaching secondary agricultural education, holders of the “A” License for secondary agricultural education in the State of North Carolina, are provisionally licensed for agricultural education, or are seeking licensure through the graduate program. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8772 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2372 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • Online North Carolina Students: $233/credit hour.
  • Online Out of State Students: $860/credit hour.

Living costs for Greensboro

1001 - 1540 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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