The International Agriculture Graduate Certificate helps graduate students acquire specific knowledge and experience in international agriculture to increase their career competencies and workforce competitiveness. The certificate is evidenced via transcript or may be earned as a stand-alone certificate from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The 15-hour certificate combines selected courses from students home department and selected international agriculture courses from the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications and the Department of Agricultural Economics. These courses require subject matter with more than a 50% focus in international agriculture. Through this certificate program, students acquire focused study and increased understanding in human capacity development, and/or agricultural and natural resource economic trade and policy.
- Application reviews occur on or around February 1 and October 1 annually.
- Degree-Dependent applicants (current students only): Applications receiving committee approval require the approval from the student’s home department prior to admittance;
- Admittance into the certificate 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)
Steps to Complete the Certificate
An application must be submitted, including the following information:
- Select two courses (6 hours) from the Department Requirements list
- Six hours may be in ALEC, AGEC or a combination of both subjects
- 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;
- Select one 3-hour course capstone experience (INAG Certificate Capstone Information and Rubric); and,
- Include a rationale for seeking the International Agriculture Graduate Certificate