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Agricultural Education (MS) - Research Emphasis 
Program Description

The Master of Science - Research emphasis degree program provides students with coursework in advanced teaching and learning methods, leadership and innovation, program planning and evaluation, and research methods and design.  This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a graduate degree as a full-time student and pursue research opportunities.  Students with interests in school-based agricultural education, extension education, and leadership and communication are encouraged to apply.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Agricultural Education -

The Department of Agricultural Education 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 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  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Amanda A Zaman
Graduate Program Coordinator
Amanda A Zaman
Director of Graduate Studies
Matthew M Mars
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
  1. Statement of Purpose
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Letters of recommendation
  4. GRE scores and percentile
  5. 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 617: Research, Methods and Project Design
A ED 621: Program Planning and Evaluation
A ED 697C: Workshop in Teaching at the College Level
A statistics course is required; selection made with consultation of graduate advisor and committee
A research thesis 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