Oklahoma State UniversityMaster of International AgricultureDegree Program
Master of International AgricultureDegree Program• 8 Colleges at Oklahoma State University – Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – Arts & Sciences – Education – Engineering, Architecture, & Technology – Human Sciences – Spears School of Business – Honors Colleges – Graduate College• MIAP has 57 Current Students, and 64 Graduates since the first graduates in the Spring of 2009.
Master of International AgricultureDegree Program• Program Details – 32 Credit Hour Program – Degree: Master of Agriculture • Major: General Agriculture – Emphasis: International Agriculture – Possible Completion in one academic year (ex.) • Fall: 1 seminar credit, 4 classes • Spring: 1 seminar credit, 4 classes • Summer: 6 hrs. for International Experience
Master of International AgricultureDegree Program• Program Highlights – Multidisciplinary Degree • Allows students to take a wide range of classes throughout campus – All undergraduate majors are welcome • Agricultural and Non-Agricultural related – Internship, Creative Component or Thesis option • GRE not required – Can complete degree 100% on-line, on-campus or combination of both.
MIAP Highlights, cont.• Only one of five programs in Intl Ag in the U.S.• Great Job Placement• One of the larger Master Degree Programs• You can make a difference while a student• Choose your focus area according to your background, future job plans, & passion.
Master of International Agriculture Degree Program• Program Details- Course Credits – Seminar and Internship Credit………………………8 • Seminar (AG 5010)…(2) • Graduate International Experience or Internship (AGIN 5990) ………(6) – Core Courses in International Agriculture…………12 • Select 4 graduate courses (A list to Choose from. Examples: Intl Trade, Grant Seeking, Leadership Theory, Intl Nutrition & World Hunger, Simulation models in Research, Methods of Technological Change, Planning & Policy in Development, Entrepreneurship) – Focus Area Courses ……………………………12 • Select 4 graduate courses
Master of International AgricultureDegree Program• Degree Options: Thesis or Non-Thesis• Creative Component – CC substitutes for thesis – International (US) Experience or other work experience • Determined by your committee
Master of International AgricultureDegree Program• Focus Area Examples: – Sustainability – Disaster Planning/Management – Commercial Crops – Business & Trade
Master of International AgricultureDegree Program• Focus Area Examples: – Education & Communication Outreach – Food Animals – AgriTourism & Hospitality – Agricultural Extension
Master of International AgricultureDegree Program• Focus Area Examples: – Rural Entrepreneurship – Agricultural Engineering Technology – OR…… Build your own!
Internship/Research/Hands on Experience forInternational Students• Select the focus area of your choice• Complete an Internship or hands-on experience• Learn about U.S. Production Agriculture, food marketing, processing technology, and more.
International Experience orUS Internships/Job Shadowing
Dual Degree Options• Masters International-Peace Corps Option – One year of course work, followed by 27 months of Peace Corps Placement• Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) – One year at host university, one year at guest university = 2 degrees – Scholarships Available
International Students Parijat Ghosh Hometown: Burdwan, India Previous education: M.A. in English – Rabindra Bharati University MIAP Focus: Information Systems University Student Assistantship: Teaching Assistant in Education Department Currently: Applying for a PhD program in Agricultural Education
International Students Rajashekargouda Patil Hometown: Hubli, Karnataka India Previous education: BE in Electronics and Communication, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka MIAP Focus: Information Systems University Student Assistantship: Research Assistant in Mixed VLSI Signal Lab, at the Advanced Technology Research Center in the Electrical Engineering Department
Alumnus Adam Cobb• Founder of the Stillwater Community Garden• Grew up in the Philippines• Several International experiences• Continues in a fully-funded Ph.D. program in Natural Resource Management
Alumna Lindsey Kotchon• International Experience: Worked with a womens co-op greenhouse in Costa Rica• Job: Agricultural Account Manager at the Royal Bank of Canada managing accounts worth $55 million
Alumna Fawn Jackson• International Experience: Manager of Environmental Affairs for Canadian Cattlemen’s Association• Job: Was hired by CCA and works with WTO to open up markets for Canadian beef
Alumna Jen Jensen• International Experience: Spanish program at UPAEP in Mexico, and worked on an organic coffee farm in Costa Rica doing agricultural development.• Job: Extension Associate for OSU in Risk Management Education
Alumnus Capt. ChrisThomas• International Experience: Oklahoma Army National Guard as an Agricultural Development Team in Afghanistan• Currently in Zambia (Agricultural Dev.)• Was a Dual Major in Plant and Soil Science
Alumna Julie White• International Experience: Njala University, Sierra Leone. Helped farmers transplant rice, worked with a womens co-op and participated in production training for a chicken vaccine• Job: Currently the Director for Ohio Cattlemens Association
Current StudentsEvan Brothers• Peace Corps Candidate, whose focus area is Extension Education through Sustainability Bailey Silvers • Currently working full time for an Agricultural Software company • Did her International Experience in Argentina • Focus area in Agricultural Business
Current StudentsElly Drain• Currently working on her International Experience in Kenya Stephen Mukembo • Ford Foundation Fellow from Uganda • Currently working on a thesis in Agricultural Education & Youth Development
Prepare for an Exciting Career inthe Global Economy Fall 2012 Graduates
What do you get out of a degree in MIAP?• A chance to blend theory, practical knowledge, and hands-on experience.• Learn to make a significant contribution towards a better planet.• Develop a broader understanding of world cultures and agricultural issues.• Take classes in several disciplines to fulfill your educational, personal, and professional goals.