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 option only):

Interested participants must complete these steps to earn the INAG:

A. An International Agriculture Graduate Certificate application must be submitted and include the following information. Click here to apply.

  1. Select two courses (6 hours) from the ALEC/AGEC Requirements list (Six hours may be in ALEC, AGEC, or a combination of both subjects;
  2. Select two courses (6 hours) from the Supporting Areas list (No more than nine hours in one subject, ALEC or AGEC, may be applied to the INAG;
  3. Select one 3-hour course capstone experience (INAG Certificate Capstone Information and Rubric); and,
  4. Include a rationale for seeking the INAG;

Course selection options for #1: 

  • AGEC 604/PSAA 663 Natural Resource Economics
  • AGEC 608 Economics of Conflict and Development
  • AGEC 614 Global Food and Agribusiness Policy
  • AGEC 639/SCSC 635 Comparative Global Standards in Food Systems
  • AGEC 652 International Agribusiness Trade Analysis
  • AGEC 659 Ecological Economics
  • ALEC 610 Principles of Adult Education
  • ALEC 640 Methods of Technological Change
  • ALEC 644 Agricultural Advisor in Developing Nations
  • ALEC 645 Managing Agricultural Development Projects
  • ALEC 646 Institutions Serving Agriculture in Developing Nations

Course selection options for #2: 

  • AGEC 604/PSAA 663 Natural Resource Economics
  • AGEC 608 Economics of Conflict and Development
  • AGEC 614 Global Food and Agribusiness Policy
  • AGEC 639/SCSC 635 Comparative Global Standards in Food Systems
  • AGEC 652 International Agribusiness Trade Analysis
  • AGEC 659 Ecological Economics
  • ALEC 610 Principles of Adult Education
  • ALEC 640 Methods of Technological Change
  • ALEC 644 Agricultural Advisor in Developing Nations
  • ALEC 645 Managing Agricultural Development Projects
  • ALEC 646 Institutions Serving Agriculture in Developing Nations
  • ANSC 610 Applied Animal Ethology
  • ANSC 628 Animal Breeding
  • ANSC 637 Food Safety: Policy, Regulations & Issues
  • ANSC/NFSC 657 Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System
  • ANSC/NFSC 667 Industrial Processed Meat Operations
  • DASC/NFSC 606 Microbiology of Foods
  • ENTO 618 Medical & Veterinary Entomology
  • ENTO 625/GEOG 625 Landscape Ecology
  • ESSM 600 Principles of Ecosystem Science & Management
  • ESSM 622 Biogeochemistry of Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • ESSM 624 Terrestrial Ecosystems & Global Change
  • ESSM 676/RENR 650 Leadership, Development and Management of Environmental NGOs
  • INTA 608 Fundamentals of the Global Economy
  • INTA 616 Economic Development in China
  • INTA 625 International Trade Policy Analysis
  • INTA 630 International Economic Development
  • PSAA 603 Nongovernmental Organization Management in International Settings
  • PSAA 636 Grant and Project Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
  • PSAA 674 Political Economy of International Development
  • RPTS 646 Heritage Tourism
  • SCSC 613 Ethical Aspects of International Agricultural Systems
  • SCSC 620 Brazilian Agriculture and Food Production Systems
  • SCSC 621 International Agriculture Research Centers-Mexico
  • SCSC 623 Natural Resource & Agricultural Sustainability-UK
  • SCSC 645/HORT 645 World Agriculture & International Plant Breeding
  • WFSC 605 Community Ecology
  • WFSC 624 Dynamics of Population
  • WFSC 639 Wildlife Ecotoxicology

Course selection options for #3: 

  • AGEC 613 International Agricultural Development Policy
  • AGEC 685 Directed Studies
  • ALEC 685 Directed Studies

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