Students in Agriculture program

Application Deadlines

Domestic applicants: Fall - June 1st, Spring - November 1st, Summer - April 1st

International applicants: Fall - May 1st, Spring - October 1st, Summer - March 1st

Required Tests

GRE score of 300 or above (combined verbal and quantitative; verbal section minimum 152). Score of 3.5 or higher on the GRE analytical writing section. Use code 4488 for Montana State University

International Applicants

English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.

Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student. 

Additional Admission Requirements

For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list of requirements in the graduate application portal.


The Division of Agricultural Education is dedicated to serving the needs of all students and agricultural professionals through a dynamic and comprehensive program of rural leadership, technological advancement, and proven scientific and educational practices. The program is grounded in basic and applied research aimed at improving professional and technical skills in the realm of Montana agriculture.
We Value:
  • Excellence in education; treating each person as an individual
  • Creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Lifelong learning
  • Hands-on learning and skill acquisition
  • Utilizing research for the benefit of the public

The online master's program in Agricultural Education is designed to meet the needs of professional agricultural educators and extension agents. The curriculum includes courses in technical agriculture, educational methods, research and program development. The degree is designed to improve graduates' professional and technical skills in the areas of agricultural education, communication, leadership, and extension.