Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate programs offered
Online and Distance OpportunitiesSome online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
2. Required by Leadership Education/Leadership Studies
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- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three recommendation letters
- Letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Answers to two open-ended questions provided by the department (Ph.D. and Ed.D. only)
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, Nebraska's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Leadership Education/Leadership Studies
- February 1 for Fall.
Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. Our academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years; if your desired entry term isn't mentioned here, you may want to consult the department for clarification.
The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication offers a Masters of Science degree in Leadership Education. This program provides further academic study and support to people in a variety of academic disciplines who are seeking to enhance their leadership or leadership development skills. The program provides content and experiential activities that support 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 the scholarly study of leadership. A firm foundation in leadership theory and research provides support to those interested in leadership development and practice in a variety of academic and professional settings. It is ideal for current and future leaders in communities, government agencies, and private sector organizations. Additionally, this program is designed to prepare those interested in faculty positions focused on researching and/or teaching leadership.
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 More
- Students work with an advisor to choose courses, create a plan of study, and follow the Steps to Degree Completion. See courses in:
- Cost of attendance differs from one student to another. Try our Cost Estimator or see Tuition, Fees, and Funding for details.
Faculty and research
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Teacher Development and Methodology; Curriculum Development; International Program Development
4-H Youth Development
Curriculum Development; Minority Education Issues
Public Understanding of Science; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Continued Development of Agricultural Communications as an Academic Discipline
Gender and Leadership; Community Leadership; Leadership Development Programs; Acceptance and Awareness of Biotechnology
Strengths-Based Leadership; Leadership Mentoring; Youth Engagement in Community Development; Generative Leadership and Social Responsibility
Pedagogy of Teaching and Learning, Learning Theories and Learning Styles; Laboratory Management and Instruction; Distance Learning and Distance Education
Tourism Marketing and Development; Information Technology in Tourism
Mobile and Multimedia Communication and Journalism; Informal Science Communication and Education; Learning Design and Technology; Internet and Arts-Based Research Methods
Cultural Competence and Leadership; Gender and Leadership; Developmental Models of Teaching/Leadership; Globally and Environmentally Responsible Leaders
Youth Civic leadership
Community Volunteerism and Service Learning; Role of Technology in Community Leadership and Development; Ethics in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Leadership Development, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Engineering Education, and Leadership and Racial Identity.