The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication faculty and graduate students are internationally recognized for teaching, research, and outreach. We strive to develop close student-faculty relationships based on strong mentoring experiences, valuable internships, and in-depth seminars. We encourage these relationships by offering interactive online and face-to-face classes.
M.S. in Leadership Education
The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication offers a Masters of Science degree in Leadership Education. This program provides further academic study and support to people in a variety of academic disciplines who are seeking to enhance their leadership or leadership development skills. The program provides content and experiential activities that support:
- leadership studies
- training and development
- extension education
- postsecondary teaching
and positions in business, government, or the private sector.
Ph.D. in Human Sciences with a Specialization in Leadership Studies
The interdepartmental doctoral program in Human Sciences with a specialization in Leadership Studies is designed for individuals interested in the scholarly study of leadership. A firm foundation in leadership theory and research provides support to those interested in leadership development and practice in a variety of academic and professional settings. It is ideal for current and future leaders in:
- government agencies
- and private sector organizations.
Additionally, this program is designed to prepare those interested in faculty positions focused on researching and/or teaching leadership.
Graduate Minor in Leadership Education
A graduate minor is a course of study in addition to the major. The ALEC department offers a minor in Leadership Education, with a wide variety of courses focused in leadership and teaching/education. Requirements for earning a minor are found in the Graduate & Professional Catalog