International Agriculture Graduate Certificate (INAG) Program

The International Agriculture Graduate Certificate (INAG) Program helps graduate students acquire specific knowledge and experience in international agriculture to increase their career competencies and workforce competitiveness. The INAG Program is evidenced via transcript or may be earned as a stand-alone certificate from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The 15-hour INAG combines selected courses from students’ home departments and selected international agriculture courses from the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, and the Department of Agricultural Economics. INAG courses require subject matter with more than a 50% focus in international agriculture. Students acquire focused study and increased understanding in human capacity development, and/or agricultural and natural resource economic trade and policy in the INAG Certificate Program.

Standard Procedures

  • Application Reviews on or about Feb. 1st and Oct. 1st annually;
  • Degree-Dependent applicants (current students only): Applications receiving INAG Committee approval require the student’s departmental (i.e., enrolled graduate students only) approval (e.g., Associate Head for Graduate Programs) prior to admittance;
    • Admittance into the INAG must occur before completing 50% of graduate program hours (i.e., 18 hours for the Master’s Degree; 32 hours for the Doctoral Degree
  • Non-Degree applicants (certificate only): Applications must receive INAG Committee approval prior to course enrollment

Interested participants must complete these steps to earn the INAG:

A. Submit International Agriculture Graduate Certificate form below:

  1. Select two courses (6 hours) from the ALEC/AGEC list;
  2. Select two courses (6 hours) from the student’s major or supporting area list;
  3. Select one 3-hour course capstone experience; and,
  4. Include a rationale for seeking the INAG;



  • To select multiple courses hold control and click the courses you're interested in. (1) – Six credit hours may be in ALEC, AGEC, or a combination of both subject areas.
  • To select multiple courses hold control and click the courses you're interested in. (2) – Courses may not count in more than one category.
  • (3) – Credit-bearing capstone experience with an international agriculture focus. AGEC 613 can be taken while completing other courses. (4) – Adviser must approve the directed study plan prior to enrollment.
  • Personal and professional reasons may include increased knowledge (e.g., economics, trade, policy, human development, etc.) and practical applications (e.g., international capstone experiences) that cannot be replicated in on-campus curricula.


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