Online Master's Program

Students completing a Master of Science (M.S.) degree  in Agricultural and Extension Education will acquire knowledge and skills in foundational disciplines to plan, implement, and evaluate education and communication programs in the food, agricultural, and environmental sciences.

The online M.S. degree in Agricultural and Extension Education is targeted toward early- and mid-career, place-bound, working professionals who need access to graduate education to advance their personal and professional goals. Equivalent in quality to the on-campus M.S. degree program, the Master of Science is not considered a terminal degree (an appropriate program for students who may be interested in doctoral education in the future).

Features of the program include:

  • Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education (Thesis or Non-Thesis Options). Minimum of 30 semester hours for the thesis option and 35 semester hours for the non-thesis option.
  • Students progress through their degree, enrolling in about six credit hours each term (Fall, Spring, and Summer) for two years.
  • The program will be delivered predominantly online.
  • Thesis or Project - All students complete a thesis or project as part of the degree requirements. Students work closely with an advisor to identify a research or project topic aligned with their interests.


For course offerings over a two year period, check out our AEE On-line Two-Year Sequence


The Ohio State University is authorized to offer the Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education in all 50 states.  For more information on state authorization requirements and disclosures related to online programs, please visit