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Master of Science
in Agriculture
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About SAU Agriculture

The faculty and staff of the department are willing to work with all students with an interest in agriculture to aid them in being successful during their studies at SAU.  

SAU is among the most affordable universities in the nation.
Average In-State Tuiton and Fees per Semester




*Tuition and fees are calculated as an average of public four-year universities published in-state tuition. Source: The College Board

Our programs are routinely recognized as the best value programs nationally. 

Students from neighboring states may qualify for a non-resident tuition waiver, significantly reducing their overall cost to attend SAU.

Master of Science in Agriculture

Masters of Science in Agriculture (33 hours required for Degree)

Required Core Classes – 18 hours
AGRI 6063 Advanced Leadership for Agricultural Professionals
AGRI 6083 Professional Development in Agriculture
AGRI 6123 Philosophy of Agricultural Education
AGRI 6133 Experiential Learning
AGRI 6153 Leadership of Volunteers
EDUC 6003 Educational Research
Select 15 hours from the following – 15 hours
AGRI 6143 Adult Education in Agriculture
AGRI 6163 Practical Experiences for Career Orientation Courses
AGRI 6173 Methods of Organizing and teaching Career Orientation
EDUC 5033 Classroom Assessment
EDUC 6043 Current Issues and Trends in Education
EDUC 6063 Applications of Technology in Education
EDUC 6083 Application of Learning Theories
EDUC 6403 School Law


AgricultureCollege of Science and Engineering

Hours Required: 33
Categories: Graduate
Completion Time: 2 years *

* Based on 2 classes per semester including summer

The Master of Science in Agriculture gives the graduate student advanced knowledge in the field of agricultural education, preparing the student to succeed in positions of leadership and management in secondary schools and extension education.

Learning Goals

  1. Our graduates can communicate effectively. Effective communication embraces oral, visual, and language arts, including the ability to listen, speak, read, and write. It includes the effective use of various resources and technology for personal and professional communication.
  2. Our graduates are prepared to be personally and socially responsible citizens, having the ability to apply knowledge and skills that encourage responsible civic engagement for the advancement of society. This includes an understanding of their own and other cultures and societies and the ability to make informed and ethical decisions.
  3. Our graduates can think critically, solve problems, and make informed decisions. Critical thinking is the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information and ideas from multiple perspectives. It includes the accurate use of terminology, information literacy, the application of scholarly and scientific methods, logical argument, and capability for analysis and problem solving.
  4. Our graduates can use technology effectively in their fields. Information literacy is the ability to determine the nature of required information, to access it effectively, and to evaluate it critically. It includes the responsible, legal, and ethical use of information.
  5. Our graduates have content knowledge in their chosen fields and the necessary skills to be successful. Content knowledge is discipline and degree specific.

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Program Contact

Dr. Copie Moore

About SAU

Southern Arkansas University offers personalized tour visits, faculty and staff who care about student success, and a caring campus community. SAU also offers traditional and unique academic degree programs that are ranked nationally for quality and affordability.

Nestled in a quiet and beautiful part of south Arkansas, SAU is a great place to call home and to study a broad range of academic programs, including some unique offerings to the state and region. Along with boasting a complete college experience on campus, the University is a short drive from outdoor activities and is central to many regional hubs, such as Texarkana, Shreveport, Little Rock, etc.

Established in 1909, SAU has built on its dedication to student achievement and continues to grow, both on campus and online, with more than 80 degrees in four distinct colleges and the School of Graduate Studies.

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