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Agricultural Leadership (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

The Agricultural Leadership certificate provides individuals foundational knowledge in leadership theories and concepts that include entrepreneurial leadership and innovation.  The program also offers coursework in research methods and project design.

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  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
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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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. 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

No financial aid opportunities are available for non-degree seeking programs.

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: 12
Core coursework:
ALC 509: Team and organizational leadership (3)
ALC 510: Entrepreneurial Leadership in Agriculture and the Life Sciences (3)
ALC 511: Principles and applications of organizational innovation (3)
A ED 697C: Workshop on Teaching at the College Level (3) OR A ED 593: Internship (3)


Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Last revised 29 Mar 2019