Extension Education (AEED)

Graduate Degree Program
College: Agriculture and Natural Resources

ABSTRACT

The Master of Extension Education features a multi-disciplinary program with core courses focused on principles of Extension in needs assessment, program development, evaluation, and social science research methodology as well as a suite of supportive elective courses in a variety of Extension specialty areas.  Graduates with Extension education experiences are prepared for dynamic careers in secondary and post-secondary education, non-profits, government, and leadership roles in enterprise.

CONTACT 

Melissa Leiden Welsh, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
2130 Plant Sciences Building
4291 Fieldhouse Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.6969
Emaildrmwelsh@umd.edu 

Websitehttps://psla.umd.edu/master-extension-education

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplementary Application
  • Supplementary Application Two
  • Writing Samples (2 required): Please submit a sample of your professional writing. Note if it was published and where (some examples include: Extensions fact sheet, journal article, practitioner article, popular media/newspaper [educational focus], grower's newsletter, etc.).
  • Description of Research/Work Experience (optional):  This is an opportunity to further describe your previous research/work (in addition to items listed in your statement of purpose). 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents August 2, 2023 January 10, 2023
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants March 1, 2023 September 22, 2022

RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Program Website: psla.umd.edu/graduate-programs
Application Process: https://gradschool.umd.edu/admissions