Colorado State University

College of Agricultural Sciences

Extension Education – (M.Ext.Ed.)


102 Administration Building

Fort Collins, CO 80523

United States


(970) 492-4898

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Extension Education (M.Ex.Ed.)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Extension agents are a vital link between the communities they serve and the resources offered by land-grant universities. This master's degree in extension education prepares you with skills and knowledge to develop impactful programs and deliver educational resources in your role as community educator. You will learn to:

  • Analyze the principles that guide extension work.
  • Develop programs and community outreach initiatives.
  • Customize instructional methods for various audiences.
  • Develop evaluation strategies for programming.
  • Gather, analyze, and communicate community-based research to various populations.

A degree for extension agents and community educators

Designed for working professionals, the online Master of Extension Education program does not require a thesis, and all coursework is offered online. Interact and network with others across the country who are in extension or similar agencies, so you can collaborate and gain insights from peers.

The program pairs you with an advisor to help design a plan of study that emphasizes direct career applicability. Customize the curriculum to suit your specific professional goals and interests while gaining a broad, interdisciplinary education that combines theory and practice.

Career opportunities

The Master of Extension Education can advance your career as an extension education professional, or in related agriculture and natural resource careers where public education and communication skills are required. You will find the skills and training you acquire apply to several public sector education jobs in agencies such as:

  • Cooperative Extension
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • USDA
  • Forest Service

Because this program has an internship component, students who complete the program will build a professional working relationship with a local extension office or similar organization. After completing the internship, students can ask supervisors and/or colleagues to provide letters of recommendation or job references.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Eligibility Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate coursework

International Student Requirements:

• Official transcript Ensure official copies include a certified translation into English (only one set of transcripts is required). • Official TOEFL scores Submit official TOEFL scores through the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075). In general, all applicants from countries in which English is not the official language, and who do not have an undergraduate degree from a country in which the official language is English (Canada, U.K., Australia, USA, New Zealand, etc.) must submit TOEFL scores. The minimum score for applicants is 80 on the internet-based test (550 on the paper-based test or 6.5 on the IELTS).

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 624 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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