The Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) graduate program in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science, Master of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees conferred by the Graduate School of The Ohio State University.  

While obtaining a degree in Agricultural Education and Communication, students may specialize in one of five areas:

  • Agricultural Communication
  • Agricultural Education
  • Community and Extension Education
  • International Development
  • Leadership

The Master of Science degree is offered in a traditional face-to-face format for on-campus students and at a distance through an online program designed for agricultural teachers, Extension personnel, and agriculture industry leadership professionals. The master’s degree is designed to prepare graduates for teaching, research, extension, communication, administrative, and leadership positions in the public and private sectors.

The doctor of philosophy degree primarily prepares students for careers as university faculty members, administrators of community and non-profit organizations, and social science researchers. 

ACEL also offers a graduate minor in Social Science Research Methods.