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Programs of Study

The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication offers a Master of Agricultural and Environmental Education (MAEE) degree. This 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 Campus.

Application Deadlines: Summer 2018 admission is April 1; Fall 2018 is July 1; and Spring 2019 is November 15, 2018


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.  

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Have questions about graduate programs and graduate student life in ALEC? Contact Dr. Kay Kelsey, Graduate Coordinator at 706-542-8913 or



  • Master of Agricultural and Environmental Education
    Master of Agricultural and Environmental Education
  • Dwight Carlston, MAEE Student
    Dwight Carlston, MAEE Student