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.

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.


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.

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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Admission Requirements for both MAEE and PhD Programs:

  • Transcripts
  • GRE or MAT scores
  • TOEFL (for international students without a degree from an English-speaking university)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Statement of Purpose
  • At least one writing sample
  • Letter of Intent (for assistantship students only)

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - February 1st
  • Spring Semester - October 1st