Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate Degrees Offered
- Leadership Studies (Ph.D. and Ed.D.)
- Teaching and Extension Education (M.S.)
- Leadership Development
- Teaching and Extension Education
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: US steps to admission or international steps to admission.
Required by Leadership Education in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum TOEFL: Paper-550 Internet-79
- Three recommendation letters
- Letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Answers to two open-ended questions provided by the department (Ph.D. and Ed.D. only)
Application DeadlineFall: February 1
The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication offers a Master of Science degree in leadership education. This graduate program complements subject matter disciplines and supports leadership studies, training and development, extension education, postsecondary teaching, and positions in business, government, or the private sector.
The interdepartmental doctoral program in human sciences with a specialization in leadership studies is designed for individuals interested in leadership development theory or practice in a variety of academic and professional settings. It is ideal for current and future leaders in communities, government agencies, private sector organizations, and individuals aspiring to be leadership faculty in academic settings.
The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication faculty and graduate students are internationally recognized for teaching, research, and outreach. We strive to develop close student-faculty relationships based on strong mentoring experiences, valuable internships, and in-depth seminars. We encourage these relationships by offering interactive online and face-to-face classes.
Courses and MoreThe Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, program requirements, and more:
- Environmental Studies
- Great Plains Studies
- Human Sciences
- Leadership Education & Leadership Studies
Faculty and Research
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