UAA’s Master of Science in Agriculture Ranked Fourth Nationally in Online Report | New
Southern Arkansas University’s Master of Science in Agriculture program was ranked fourth in the country in a recently published online report on OnlineSchoolsReport.com.
The MS in Agriculture equips graduate students with advanced knowledge in agricultural education, preparing them for success in high school leadership and management and extension education.
The report encourages students to earn a master’s degree in agriculture at SAU, noting that the program integrates modern technology into critical thinking and problem solving. The UAA’s MA in Agriculture also trains socially responsible students who can contribute to the local and global economy.
According to the report, student satisfaction with the program reached 76.6% and its admission rate to 69%.
Dr Copie Moore, Associate Professor of Agriculture, said: “The SAU is honored and honored to receive this prestigious ranking. We pride ourselves on providing affordable, quality education that is flexible for professionals working in the agricultural field. While the typical graduate student is either a school-based agricultural educator or extension educator, other agricultural professionals have graduated or are currently students in the program.
Millie Chism, professor of agriculture in Pine Grove, Mississippi, and 2020-2021 National Teacher Ambassador for FFA said, “The Master of Science in Agriculture program at SAU has been phenomenal for me. It has provided me with content that I can continue to use throughout my teaching career. I love the layout of the program as it works with my teaching schedule and provides flexibility for busy teachers. The staff at SAU worked so well with me to ensure that all of my out-of-state needs were taken care of.
“The Master of Science in Agriculture program at SAU has had major benefits for me,” said Tyler Granberry, Department of Agricultural Education and Extension and Assessment at Louisiana State University and outstanding graduate student 2020-2021. “As an agricultural educator, I needed a graduate degree that would provide high quality content in a relevant and accessible context. These qualities were exactly what I found in this program. I had the opportunity to work with exceptional teachers and take courses that really helped develop my skills in agricultural education. By the time I graduated, there was no doubt that the program had had a positive impact on me, which subsequently proved to be beneficial for my students and my career.
“Agricultural education is a critical component of the agriculture industry that prepares the leaders of tomorrow today,” said Caroline Lester, professor of agriculture at Westside Jonesboro and the 2020 Arkansas Farm Bureau Instructor of the Year. “The list of expectations for agricultural educators is long – they must be able to communicate and inspire students, parents, community members, as well as to continuously improve. This program has been carefully designed to give students the tools to excel in this career. My MA in Agriculture from UAA has helped me become a better agricultural educator inside and outside the classroom. I am extremely grateful for the content knowledge and faculty support I received throughout this program. “
For more information on the SAU Master of Science in Agriculture program, please visit https://web.saumag.edu/academics/program/master-of-science-in-agriculture/. To read the article announcing the classification of the SAU, go to https://www.onlineschoolsreport.com/best-online-masters-agriculture/.