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Extension Education

Program and Application Information
Graduate Coordinators:Dr. Adam Marx and Dr. David Ripplinger
Department Location:School of Education, FLC 210
Department Phone:(701) 231-7921
Application Deadline:April 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester.
Degrees Offered:M.S.
English Proficiency Requirements:TOEFL ibT 71, IELTS 6

Program Description

Extension Education offers graduate study leading to the M.S. degrees.  Specialized training in an area of interest is required.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School’s required application materials, the program requires 1) a statement of purpose that addresses the question, “How will this degree help me achieve my professional goals?” 2) a letter from a faculty member/specialist expressing their willingness and ability to mentor the candidate in their area of interest.

Admission is only considered after all required application materials have been received and reviewed.  

Master’s programs require completion of a minimum of 31 credits. 

Core Courses 13
Extension Education
Program Development In Vocational Education
Program Development and Evaluation
Reflective Practice and Research in Education
Adult Learning (or EDUC 882 or EDUC 853)
Research Methods6
Statistics In Educational Research
Applied Statistics
Survey Research (or similar)
Major/Concentration* 6
Capstone 6
Master's Thesis ( M.S. degree students)
Practicum/Internship (Action Research/Creative Project - M.Ed. degree students)
Total Credits31

Students may choose from agribusiness, agricultural economics, animal science, natural resource management, plant science, agricultural education, family and consumer sciences, health, nutrition and exercise sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences, and human development and family sciences.

Courses approved through enrollment in the Great Plans Ag*IDEA consortium will be considered.

Adam A. Marx, Ph.D.
University of Missouri, 2014
Research Interests: Adolescent Career Decision-Making, Student Engagement, Teacher Development

David Ripplinger, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University, 2011
Research Interests: Production Economics and Marketing