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Agricultural Education (MS) - Professional Agriculture 
Program Description

The Master of Science - Professional Agriculture emphasis degree program is designed for working professionals in agriculture, life sciences, and related fields who desire to obtain a graduate degree that includes the development of entrepreneurial leadership and innovation knowledge and skill sets. The degree can be tailored to meet the needs of the candidate and may be obtained via distance education and online coursework.  

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Agricultural Education -

The Department of Agricultural Education, Technology & Innovation contributes to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' unique functional role as a leader in the University's land-grant mission by providing an array of programs in formal undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and service to enable the people of Arizona, the nation, and beyond to improve the quality of their lives.  The primary mission of Agricultural Education, Technology & Innovation is serving a diverse population through teaching, application, integration, and discovery in agriculture, applied science, education, innovation, leadership, and technology leading to successful careers in education, community leadership, and industry.

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Amanda A Zaman
Graduate Program Coordinator
Amanda A Zaman
Director of Graduate Studies
Amber Michelle Rice
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Annie Prisbrey
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
  1. Statement of Purpose
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Letters of recommendation
  4. Official transcripts
Requirements include:
3.0 GPA
Bachelor's degree
Standardized Tests
Minimum TOEFL: 550 (paper-based); 79 (internet based)
Minimum IELTS: 7
Financial Aid

Contact the department.

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: May 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: February 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall: May 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: February 1
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 3908

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements
Minimum credits: 30
Core coursework:
A ED 621: Program Planning and Evaluation
ALC 522: Communicating Knowledge in Agriculture and the Life Sciences
ALC 510: Entrepreneurial Leadership in Agriculture and the Life Sciences - or - 
ALC 511: Principles and Applications of Organizational Innovation
9 units of a relevant focus area.
A cumulative project is a requirement for this degree program.
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Last revised 29 Mar 2019