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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Education, Ed.D.

About the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications Doctoral Program

The department offers two doctoral programs to meet unique career goals and personal needs. 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).

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.

The Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education is a unique distance-delivered degree that is awarded by both Texas Tech and Texas A&M University. Students in this program must apply for admission at both universities. Most coursework associated with this joint degree is delivered via the ITV and World Wide Web. Students in this program take a 40-hour disciplinary core, 12 hours in an area of specialization, and 12 hours of dissertation or record of study.