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Master's in International Agriculture

The Master of International Agriculture Degree Program (MIAP) is a multidisciplinary degree program, preparing students for a successful career in global agriculture. Blending theory, practical knowledge, and hands-on experience, the program prepares students to make a significant contribution to the field of international agriculture.
Graduates from MIAP continue on to be non-profit directors, extension agents, farm managers, agricultural consultants, Peace Corp officers, English teachers in foreign countries, and  more.


The Master's of International Agriculture Program is a uniquely flexible degree program, with a number of course choices to suit your goals. Choose courses from the Ferguson College of Agriculture or other departments on campus to create a master-level degree that fits YOU! 


MIAP students come from a variety of academic disciplines and degree backgrounds, agriculture and non-agriculture related. MIAP students have the opportunity to take classes that are relevant to their focus area; these could include agricultural entrepreneurship, applied issues in international agriculture, case studies in international trade and development, directed readings, food security and sustainability, and story telling.



The Master of Science in International Agriculture (MSI.A.) program accommodates those students who prefer to take theoretical courses preparing them for research. This program will provide students the theoretical, science, and research backgrounds necessary to design, implement, and manage agricultural programs in developed and developing countries. It allows participants to blend theory and practice to improve the lives of people.


MIAP allows you to create your own degree, but helps you target your energy by choosing a focus area. Students can choose complete a thesis, formal report, creative component, or professional internship.


MIAP Focus Areas

  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • Community Engagement and Sustainability
  • Production Agriculture and Food Safety
  • Rural Development
  • or custom design your own!

Academic Common Market

The Academic Common Market, coordinated by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), enables students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates through agreements among participating colleges and universities. As one of only three international agriculture graduate programs offered in the nation, the master of international agriculture program at OSU is offered through the Academic Common Market to students from other states in the region at in-state tuition rates.



MIAP graduate student interacting with fellow students during his international tripTo apply for the master in international agriculture program complete the following:  

  • Submit an application for admission to the OSU Graduate College including a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation.


Humphreys' Long-Term Travel Grants

These scholarships were established and maintained through the generosity of the Humphreys, who are committed to assisting OSU students broaden their international experiences. This support is for long-term experiences in other countries.


Dr. Karl Rich, Director of MIAP, is a Humphreys Chair in International Studies. As such, this scholarship is separate from the Humphreys Study Abroad Scholarship.


For more information about the grant, Dr. Karl Rich and for application details click here.





Assistantships & Funding Opportunities

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