2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Major, MS


Traditional Master of Science Program

Thesis Option Requirements

A candidate for the master’s degree who elects the thesis option must successfully complete the following requirements.

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the student’s advisory committee.
    • Six credit hours of thesis may be counted toward this requirement. 
    • A minimum of 20 credit hours of graduate credit in courses numbered at or above the 500 level.
    • A minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate credit in courses appropriate to the area of concentration taught in the department. 
    • A minimum of 3 credit hours of graduate credit in course work in either research methodology or statistics. 
  • A final oral examination.

Non-Thesis Option Requirements

A candidate for the master’s degree who elects the non-thesis option must successfully complete the following requirements.

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the student’s advisory committee. 
    • A minimum of 24 credit hours of graduate credit in courses numbered at or above the 500 level. 
    • A minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate credit in courses appropriate to the area of concentration taught in the department. 
    • A minimum of 3 credit hours of graduate credit in course work in either research methodology or statistics. 
    • A creative component designed by the student and approved by the student’s advisory committee for 3 credit hours of graduate credit. 
  • A written and oral comprehensive examination.

 

Online Master of Science Non-Thesis Program (Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Major)

Candidates seeking the Master of Science degree online option must successfully complete:

  • A total of 30 credit hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the student’s graduate committee.
    • 21 credit hours of graduate credit courses in ALEC
    • 9 credit hours of graduate electives
  • A final written examination with a grade of Pass is required.