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AGCAREERS.COM BLOG: SIX ONLINE MASTER'S PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE
Source: AgCareers.com Blog

Have you thought about pursuing advanced education in agriculture but just haven't had the time or accessibility? You may have heard it said that the master's degree is the new bachelor's. With agribusiness constantly advancing and employees seeking advancements in their careers, a master's degree or an advanced certificate of some kind is growing increasingly attractive to both employers and businesses.

But what institutions do you consider for this kind of education? What college will have your specific needs? And how can you pursue that kind of education without leaving your current job? The answer to these questions can be found in AgCareers.com's University Partners. In this program for distance education, you'll find six online master's programs in agriculture that are both highly respected and highly effective. Take a closer look:

Iowa State University AgOnline Graduate Programs:

Iowa State University AgOnline offers a number of diverse advanced education programs in agriculture. Students can pursue nine different graduate and certificate programs without ever setting foot on campus. These programs include a Master of Science in Agricultural Education, Master of Science in Agronomy, a Master's in Community Development, Food Safety and Defense Graduate Certificate, Master of Science in Plant Breeding, Master of Science in Seed Technology and Business, Seed Science and Technology Graduate Certificate, Seed Business Management Graduate Certificate, and Swine Science Online Certificate. For more information about online learning from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University check out: http://www.agonline.iastate.edu.

Purdue University MS-MBA Program:

Earn two degrees simultaneously by pursuing Purdue University's MS-MBA Food and Agribusiness Management dual program. By entering this program you will earn a Master's of Science in Agricultural Economics from Purdue and an MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. 85% of this program is done completely online in addition to 5 one-week residencies. Added bonus: you don't have to write a thesis or dissertation! Learn more by visiting agribusiness.purdue.edu/degrees.

Colorado State University:

Not concerned with earning your Master's right now, but missed out on the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor's degree? You'll want to learn more about Colorado State University. They offer three Bachelor's programs that you can pursue entirely online while still working full-time: Integrated Resource Management, Agricultural Business, and Horticulture. Additionally, there are four certificate program options: Seed Technology Training, Developing a Safe Food Business Training, Cottage Foods Training, and a Gardener Badge Program. Learn more about these offerings.

Penn State World Campus:

You'll be surprised at the sheer number of graduate degrees, undergraduate degrees, and certificate programs Penn State has to offer via their World Campus. Earn advanced education in fields such as Turfgrass Management, Accounting, Electrical Engineering, GIS, Supply Chain Management, and much more. Explore options and learn more about Penn State.

University of Illinois Online Degrees in Agriculture:

The University of Illinois offers four different Master's degree programs that you can pursue completely online: MS of Agricultural Education, MS in Crop Sciences, MS in Food Science, and MS in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. They also offer two professional development certificates in Crop Sciences and Horticulture. Explore your options at the University of Illinois.

Kansas State University Master of Agribusiness:

Kansas State University offers a distance program for those interested in pursuing a Master of Agribusiness. Alumna Teresa Zube said, "The MAB program was a great experience for me both personally and professionally. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and gave me a number of new skills that have helped me drive success both for the organization and for me personally." Learn more about this state-of-the-art program and you can get involved.

Look for these 6 online master's programs in agriculture all conveniently located on AgCareers.com.


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