Programs of Study

Master of Agricultural and Environmental Education

The Master of Agricultural and Environmental Education (MAEE) degree program develops professionals to lead, teach and communicate about food, environmental and social systems. Thesis and non-thesis options are available, and the program is available online or in person on the Athens  or Tifton Campuses.

Application Deadlines: Fall admission is April 1st; and Spring admission is October 1st.


Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

The PhD in agricultural leadership, agricultural and Extension education, and science communication prepares graduates to address the human dimensions associated with educating and communicating about agricultural and environmental sciences.

Application Deadline: Fall admission is February 1st.



Graduate research and teaching assistantships are paid positions within ALEC. A graduate assistant also receives a full tuition waiver for both in-state and out-of-state tuition.

Application Deadlines: Fall admission for assistantships is February 1st; and Spring admission for assistantships is October 1st. 

Graduate Student Association

The ALEC Graduate Student Association enriches the graduate student experience by fostering personal and professional development through social and scholarly activities, developing a sense of community among students on and off campus and acting as the official voice of graduate students within the department.  

GRE and MAT Test Preparation

The PowerPoint slides will assist you in preparing for the GRE and MAT exams. There are a variety of free resources and practice exams available.

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