The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership just underwent an extensive curricular revision which went into effect in Autumn 2019. Students who earn their PhD in ACEL have the opportunity to specialize in areas such as International Development, Agricultural Communication, Community and Extension Education and Leadership, and Agricultural Education.
The PhD program still includes potential specializations in International Development, Agricultural Communication, Community and Extension Education and Leadership, and Agricultural Education. PhD students will complete core courses in theory and research as well as departmental electives and outside cognate courses of their choosing. This allows for a large degree of individualization and flexibilty while still maintaining a solid foundation in research and theory. Former ACEL students have completed doctoral dissertations on a wide range of topics in these fields. Browse previous ACEL dissertations from 1938-2019. For an overview of the PhD program requirements, review the revised PhD curriculm worksheet or the ACEL Graduate Program Handbook.
For detailed information about application requirements, please review our application requirements. Full-time students who wish to be considered for funding for the 2020-2021 academic year, should submit their application by December 15, 2019.