Online Master of Science in Agricultural Communications

Department: College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Majority of courses use asynchronous instruction
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Students can complete the program in ~2 to 3 years (4 to 6 semesters depending on how many courses they take per term)
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Thesis and non-thesis options (non-thesis option students must complete a comprehensive exam)
Credits Required: 36 credits (10 courses plus thesis or 12 courses)
Example Courses: Risk & Crisis Communications in Agriculture and Natural Resources; Foundations of Agricultural Communications; Research Methods and Analysis in Agricultural Education and Communications; Public Opinion in Agriculture and Natural Resources

Application Requirements
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA required
Testing Requirements: GRE requirement has been waived for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 application cycles
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree; resume or CV; letter of interest; three letters of recommendation; answers to department specific questions

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition*: ~$12,672 + fees (in-state); ~$27,396 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $352 per credit hour (in-state); $761 per credit hour (out-of-state) (tuition equals College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Designated Tuition and Differential Tuition plus Board Authorized and State Tuition)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states

*Estimated tuition is calculated by multiplying the cost per credit hour by the number of credits required to graduate. It do not include fees or other expenses.