Cohort 6 to begin Fall 2013! Submission of applications is now open until April 1, 2013!
Would you like to pursue a doctoral degree wherever you may be? It is possible if you seek a Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education through a joint program offered by Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University.
This unique, innovative, and first-of-its kind joint program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in 2000 with the induction of 20 mid-career professionals from Texas. The second induction in 2004 was 14 mid-career professionals from 5 states: Arizona, Indiana, Montana, Nevada, and Texas. Graduates are in a variety of
instructional, supervisory, and administrative positions across the education and training professions. We are now completing students from the fourth cohort.
The joint faculty is a team of 32 faculty members who hold their original academic appointment at Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University. Each faculty member brings expertise and experience that will enhance your academic and professional career.
The program utilizes a variety of delivery methods with primary tools being Blackboard (a virtual learning environment used to access course material), internet discussion software, and occasionally Interactive Video Conferencing (ITV). Students will generally have one asynchronous course each semester or both courses online during the first two years of the program. In addition, the cohort will work together on a regular basis including face-to-face meetings at campus and professional locations.
Admission reviews take place every two years. Applications for the fifth cohort are currently closed. The next cohort review process opened January 1, 2013, for Fall 2013 admission. We will accept applications until April 1, 2013. In order for you to prepare for this experience and complete this degree program, both institutions have outlined specific expectations. Applicants will be expected to make adjustments in their lives to fulfill the requirements for this program.
Interested individuals must have the hardware and software skill set as well as access to the appropriate technology including a high speed Internet connection to complete the degree. Individuals should have a camera and microphone (built-in or plug-in) for video conferencing purposes. An applicant's ability to connect to the program's various technology systems will be tested prior to granting final admission to the program. Securing the state-of-the-art distance education connections is the responsibility of the student. Instate students will have access to the Trans Texas Video Network (http://ttvn.tamu.edu) and/or TTU NET (http://www.net.ttu.edu/services/default.htm) distance education facilities with prior arrangement.
Costs continue to change. The tuition and fee costs are approximately $590 per semester hour (approximately $1400 per three credit hour) for Texas residents and approximately $930 per credit hour (approximately $2470 per three credit hour) for non-resident students. Please note these fees are only an estimate and are subject to change based on university policy. For more accurate amounts, you must contact each institutions financial services.
Texas A&M University Texas Tech University
The goal of the joint graduate faculty is to provide access to a high quality doctoral degree using eLearning technologies at an affordable cost. Additional expenses are incurred for educational materials, access to broadband Internet connections, and necessary travel. Financial aid information is available at Texas Financial Aid Information Center. All costs are in US dollars.
Texas A&M University
Graduate Program Coordinator
2116 TAMU, 600 John Kimbrough Blvd.
College Station, TX 77843-2116
Texas Tech University
Dr. David Doerfert
College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Lubbock, TX 79409-2131