A candidate for the Ph.D. degree in Agriculture and Extension Education must meet all University, College, Division, and Program requirements as outlined in the WVU Graduate catalog.

Program Requirements

All Ph.D. degree candidates are required to follow a planned program of study. The student develops the plan of study during their first year in the program in conjunction with the graduate committee. The plan must be approved by the candidate's graduate committee, Director of the School of Design and Community Development, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Davis College.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in all courses applied toward degree requirements.
Course Requirements as determined by the plan of study. The plan of study must include:
AGEE 642Agriculture Education Research Methods and Design3
AGEE 644Data Analysis/Interpretation3
AGEE 650Program Development in Community Education3
AGEE 651Program Evaluation in Comm Ed3
Candidacy Exam
Research12
Dissertation
Dissertation Defense

Agriculture and Extension Education Area of Emphasis Requirements

A minimum of 6 and no more than 12 hours of coursework within an approved major but distinct from required major coursework will be completed as determined by the plan of study. The plan of study must include a minimum of 12 hours of research.

Beyond the core, AGEE majors take four courses covering research design, data analysis, program development, and program evaluation. Additional courses in teaching and learning theory, educational psychology, supervision, administration and leadership, and statistics are recommended. Students will have two fields of specialization consisting of a minimum of twelve to fifteen semester hours of coursework each, not counting research.

Beyond the core, HCD majors take four courses covering research design, data analysis, program development, and program evaluation. Additional courses related to qualitative research, policy, administration, and the philosophical, theoretical, and empirical foundations related to human community growth and sustainability are recommended. Students will have two fields or specialization consisting of a minimum of twelve to fifteen semester hours of coursework each.