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DEGREE SUMMARY

Est. Total Tuition/Fees $13,494
Credits Required 37
Delivery Multiple
Campus Locations 30
Requirements
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ONLINE TUITION INFO

Online courses have a set cost per credit. Online credits are not counted as part of your total credits shown in the university tuition table. Total tuition is based on current rates and tuition rates are subject to change without notice.

Cost Per Credit $370
Total for 37 credits $13,494
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TUITION INFO

Estimated total tuition is based on current rates and student fees for a Utah resident. Tuition rates subject to change. Some courses may have additional fees.

credits/semester $2,058
Total for 7 semesters $13,494
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CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the degree specific course requirements, there may be additional requirements for this degree. Visit the department website or speak with an advisor to determine what courses are needed in order to graduate.

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DELIVERY INFORMATION

The courses for this degree can be completed online or in a classroom setting. For more information about course delivery types, visit our course delivery page.

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Master of Science in
Agricultural Systems Technology

The combined Master of Science degree in Agricultural Systems Technology offers specializations in Agricultural Extension Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education and Extension (FCSEE), or Secondary & Postsecondary Agricultural Education. During fall and spring semesters, courses are available via interactive broadcast to USU regional campuses and centers throughout the state. Summer courses are taught using a hybrid method of eight weeks of online courses, and one week on the Logan campus. This gives students the opportunity to spend time on campus, meet other students in the program, and meet personally with faculty in the program.

The program teaches skills development, program planning, and an understanding of evaluation techniques. It also requires proficiency in research methodology and statistical applications. Emphasizing a wide range of teaching and learning skills, the program allows students to specialize in teaching, extension education, and adult education. This is not a licensure program.

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For Help Getting Started

Please call (800) 233-2137 or send an email to distance.info@usu.edu.

Program Contacts

Debra Spielmaker - Advisor
Phone: (435) 213-5562
debra.spielmaker@usu.edu

In addition to the courses listed below, additional courses may be required. Contact your advisor to determine what courses are needed in order to complete this program.

Required Courses

  • STAT 5200: Experimental Design*

OR

  • ASTE 6100: Research Methods*
  • FCSE 6140: Evaluation and Ethics of Research in Education and Extension
  • ASTE 6160: Foundations of Adult Education
  • FCSE 6180:  Administration and Program Planning

 

*Statistics prerequisite required.

Course Options

Extension Option
Students in the extension option must take a minimum of 3 of the following courses:

  • ASTE 6200: Principles and Practices of Extension Education
  • ASTE 6220:  Volunteer Programs and Partnerships
  • ASTE 6260: Environmental Impacts of Ag Systems
  • FCSE 6950: Graduate Internship
  • ASTE 7000: Diffusion of Innovations


Education Option
Students in the education option must take a minimum of 3 of the following courses:

  • FCSE 6300: Advanced Teaching Strategies
  • FCSE 6320: Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance
  • FCSE 6340: Curriculum Development, Testing, and Evaluation
  • FCSE 6360: History, Philosophy, and Policy Development in Career and Technical Education
  • FCSE 6380: Mentoring and Supervision