Master of Science in Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Advance your career with Ohio State's leading agricultural extension program.

The online Master of Science in Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (MSACEL) program provides a relevant, in-depth graduate education experience tailored to early or mid-career professionals who are continuing full-time employment.

This unique and specialized online agriculture master's degree is offered by Ohio State's Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership. Students who earn their MS in ACEL have the opportunity to specialize in agricultural communication, agricultural education, community and extension education, international development, or leadership.

Campus Requirements: NONE — 100% Online

Class Format: Some classes are offered in a synchronous format, meaning you have a scheduled date and time you must log in to attend.

Credit Hours Required: 35  

Cost Per Credit Hour: $926.38 (includes instructional and general fees). See the full cost breakdown here.

Admission Requirements: Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Time to Completion: 2-3 years

Amanda Rysz, graduate of Ohio State online's masters in agricultural education
Amanda Rysz
Program Specialist, Family and Consumer Sciences
"Learning the history behind Ag Ed legislation has opened my eyes to the political struggle regarding funding for agricultural programs."

Sample Courses

ACEL 7230

Strategic and Program Planning

An introduction to adult learning and professional development to ensure effective programs and education with adult audiences.
ACEL 7700

Documenting Change through Evaluation and Accountability

This course covers key principles and practices used in evaluating the change resulting from educational programs and activities, and how that relates to programming accountability.
ACEL 8420

Leadership and Administration in Agricultural and Extension Education

Focuses upon theories, concepts, and principles for leadership, administration, and management in communication, education, extension, and community settings.

Featured Faculty

Dr. M. Susie Wittington
Professor, Agricultural Education and Research
Jeff King
Associate Professor, Leadership
Dr. Jerry Thomas
Associate Professor, Community and Extension Education
Dr. Emily Buck
Associate Professor, Agricultural Communication

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