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M.Sc. On Campus

Agricultural Education and Communication

University of Florida

24 months
Duration
30134 USD/year
30134 USD/year
12740 USD/year
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About

The Agricultural Education and Communication program at University of Florida is designed to prepare graduates for domestic and international teaching, research, extension, administrative and leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. 

Overview

The Master of Science program is delivered on-campus and online via the AEC e-Learning Institute (eLI). The Doctor of Philosophy degree program is primarily designed to prepare graduates for academic positions in teaching, research, and extension within the realm of Agricultural Education and Communication. In addition, graduates may obtain positions in administration, human resource management, or training and development.

Key facts:

  • The Agricultural Education and Communication specialization offered at University of Florida prepares students for professional communication careers in or dealing with agriculture and agribusiness.  It is intended primarily for students who enter with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, agricultural communication/journalism, advertising, broadcasting, public relations, or related fields. Graduates of this option are employed in: (1) communication or management positions with the numerous commodity or special-interest associations in agriculture and related fields; (2) communication support positions in agricultural extension and research information departments of land-grant universities, agencies of USDA, state Departments of Agriculture, and agricultural development projects overseas; (3) advertising and public relations positions with agribusiness firms or commodity associations; and (4) media positions involved in reporting on agriculture, agribusiness, and natural resource issues. Students in Agricultural Communication also develop strong skills/application in media writing, production, campaign strategies and/or Web design/desktop publishing. Graduates become prepared for positions in both public and private sectors in both industry and educational settings.
  • The Agricultural Education specialization is designed to enhance the careers of those employed in the educational professions in agriculture and natural resources.  Regardless if one is employed in public school teaching, community college instruction, or training and development in agribusiness, students gain valuable knowledge and experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs. In addition, graduates of the program command added depth in the understanding of the teaching and learning process. This specialization may be designed to allow students to complete the requirements of teacher certification while completing their master’s degree program. The PhD is a research-oriented degree that has a primary focus of preparing candidates to assume faculty positions in colleges or university teacher education programs.  Candidates develop an individual program of study that provides a comprehensive knowledge of teaching and learning processes.  The degree also seeks to extend the candidate’s development by providing instruction, research opportunities, and experiences that enhance the depth and breadth of the candidate’s prior learning opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Agricultural Media Writing
  • Agricultural Media Production
  • Public Opinion and Agricultural and Natural Resource Issues

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester where the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours is required. Applicants should refer directly to their intended academic units for Graduate Record  Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. If required, academic test scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12740 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gainesville

900 - 1335 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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