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
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
Community Engagement and Sustainability
Production Agriculture and Food Safety
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.
To 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.