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  • 1. Oklahoma State University Master of International Agriculture Degree Program
  • 2. Master of International Agriculture Degree 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 60 Current Students, and 85 Graduates since the first graduates in the Spring of 2009.
  • 3. Master of International Agriculture Degree 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
  • 4. Master of International Agriculture Degree 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.
  • 5. MIAP Highlights, cont. • Only one of five programs in International Agriculture in the U.S. • Great Job Placement • Largest Master’s Degree Program within CASNR • No set degree plan, instead choose your focus area according to your background, future job plans, & passion.
  • 6. 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 – Focus Area Courses …………………………………12 • Select 4 graduate courses
  • 7. Master of International Agriculture Degree Program • Degree Options: – Thesis or Non-Thesis – Creative Component • Domestic Students: International Experience of 4 weeks or longer • International Students: (US) Experience or other work-related experience
  • 8. Internship/Research/Hands on Experience • Select the focus area of your choice • Complete an Internship or hands-on experience to the country of your choice. • Learn about Global Production Agriculture, food marketing, processing technology, and more.
  • 9. Master of International Agriculture Degree Program • Focus Area Examples: – – – – Sustainability Disaster Planning/Management Commercial Crops Business & Trade
  • 10. Master of International Agriculture Degree Program • Focus Area Examples: – Education & Communication Outreach – Food Animals – AgriTourism & Hospitality – Agricultural Extension
  • 11. Master of International Agriculture Degree Program • Focus Area Examples: – Rural Entrepreneurship – Agricultural Engineering Technology – OR…… Build your own!
  • 12. International Experience or US Internships/Job Shadowing
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Current Students Evan Brothers • Peace Corps Candidate, whose focus area is Small Holder Sustainability Bailey Silvers • Currently working full time for an Agricultural Software company • Did her International Experience in Argentina • Focus area in Agricultural Business
  • 15. Current Students Gina Wells • 10 yeas experience with nonprofits, working in Mexico • Interested in continuing work with non-profits Caroline Bremer • Currently doing her international experience in Argentina • Focus in International Ag Business
  • 16. International Students Stephen Mukembo Hometown: Jinja, Uganda Previous Education: BS Vocational Studies in Agriculture with Education MIAP Focus: Agricultural Education Thesis Research: The views of Young Farmers Club members on their clubs’activities, their career interests, and their intentions to pursue agriculture-related career preparation at the post-secondary level: an embedded case study of two secondary schools in Eastern Uganda.
  • 17. 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 at Oklahoma State University
  • 18. Alumna Nadia Thomas • International Experience: Taught English and created partnerships for future MIAP students in Zambia
  • 19. 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: Dow Agrisciences
  • 20. Alumna Elly Drain • Worked in Kenya with a womens Co-op Sarah Hart • Worked in Uganda with the Watoto Children’s Ministry in partnership with The Noble Foundation
  • 21. Alumnus Capt. Chris Thomas • 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 • Worked for USAID
  • 22. Alumni Clint and Allison Taylor • Did an international experience to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands • Currently on a Peace Corps mission in Panama
  • 23. Prepare for an Exciting Career in the Global Economy Fall 2012 Graduates Spring/Summer 2013 Graduates
  • 24. 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.