Agricultural Education and Communication

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Offered through Communications and Agricultural Education, this masters of science degree in Agricultural Education and Communication fits the mission of discovery of knowledge, the education of graduate students and the improvement in the quality of life for those we serve. Graduates of this program will include professionals charged with educating the public regarding the breadth and depth of the agricultural industry and those responsible for communicating that information to specific audiences in the agricultural industry as well as the general public.

For students who seek a greater focus on developing their skills in research or those who are interested in continuing their education through doctoral study, a thesis option is offered. For students who prefer to focus on expanding their technical knowledge with a decreased emphasis on research, a nonthesis report option is also available.

The curriculum entails a core of courses in research methods and the philosophical contexts and theoretical foundations of the respective fields of interest. In addition, students pursuing the thesis option supplement this core with coursework in data analysis and thesis research. Students pursuing the report option complete a creative component. The balance of coursework in the thesis option includes 12 hours of elective courses, while project option students complete 21 hours of electives.

Research MethodsChoose one of the following: * Research Methods in Education
* Qualitative Research in Education
* Qualitative Methodology

Philosophical ContextChoose one of the following: * Principles and Philosophy of Career and Technical Education
* The History and Leadership of the Land Grant University

Theoretical FoundationChoose one of the following: * Advanced Theory and Methods of Teaching Agriculture
* Theory in Agricultural Communications

Thesis Research * Social Data Analysis in Communications and Agricultural Education
* Master's Thesis

Creative Component (Non-Thesis) * Master's Project

Students interested in the Master of Science in Academic Advising program must apply to the K-State Graduate School and be admitted as degree-seeking students before enrolling in classes. Admission decisions will be based on a combination of factors, including prior academic achievement, the nature of a students academic preparation, and the relatedness of the programs offering to a students goals. In general, a student with a bachelors degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 from an accredited institution can expect to be admitted to the masters degree program.Students who have completed only a bachelors degree and have a cumulative grade point average below a 3.0 are required to submit current Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores. Students may not enroll in classes as a nondegree K-State Global Campus student.Domestic Students A $50 non-refundable application fee is required. International Students A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:

* Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
* Graduate Fellowships
* Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
* Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.


Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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