Extension Education Master of Extension Education (M.Ext.Ed.)

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Follow a variety of career paths, including extension work, professional sales, technical service, and a variety of informal education settings.

With an interdisciplinary curriculum tailored to suit your specific career goals, this program helps you gain skills to improve the quality of lives and livelihoods of individuals and communities — whether you work within the field of extension education or in other professions requiring community education and public contact.

Extension practitioners throughout the world often work for government agencies. In the United States, many extension specialists (sometimes called extension agents, county agents, or extension educators) work at land-grant universities in cooperative extension service programs.

If you work in a nonprofit, government, or extension organization, this degree can advance your education career in a variety of fields, including:

  • Agricultural extension
  • Community development
  • Environmental education
  • Human development
  • Natural resources
  • Extension education
  • Range science
  • Governmental agencies
  • 4-H/Youth development
  • Community-based education
  • Food systems and agricultural outreach
  • Forestry
  • Nutrition program management
  • Community preparedness/safety
  • Family consumer science
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