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2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Communications and Education, Ph.D.

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About the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications Doctoral Program

The Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Communications and Education is a resident degree designed to prepare students for a career as a faculty member. The program provides an opportunity for advanced study in the human dimensions of agriculture (agricultural communications, agricultural education, and agricultural leadership) to meet the growing demand for college and university faculty who can provide instruction in more than one dimension. This degree program requires a minimum of 48 semester hours of graduate coursework along with the development of a dissertation (12 hours) beyond a master’s degree (total of 60 hours post-master’s degree).

At or near the end of course work, the student will take a qualifying examination that requires a synthesis and application of knowledge acquired during the course of study for the doctoral student. This qualifying examination process also includes an oral examination under the supervision of the committee. Students are required to complete a dissertation and pass an oral defense of the dissertation.

Agricultural Leadership Track. The Agricultural Leadership Track may be included within the Ph.D. in Agricultural Communication and Education. Students are not required to take additional hours but are able to include the four AGLS courses (12 hours) within the 60 required hours of the Ph.D. program. Agricultural Leadership will be added to student transcript upon graduation.

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