Our distance students are a diverse group. Some enroll in the distance master’s, doctoral, or certificate programs that we offer. Others take undergraduate or graduate distance courses as non-degree-seeking students, as part of their quest for lifetime learning. Yet others are Aggies who prefer distance classes because they easily fit with a busy schedule. Take a look!
More than 1000 students take our distance education courses each semester. To get a sense of what we offer, you can download a list of 130+ distance courses offered in the college. To see currently offered courses, select the term, then one of our subjects and set ‘attribute’ to “distance education” to search among the courses offered at Texas A&M.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences also participates in an Agriculture Course Exchange Program (AgCEP) with other agricultural colleges in the Texas A&M University System. This program allows students from each of the system campuses to access courses from schools throughout the system. For more information, visit our AgCEP information page.
Distance degreesAgricultural Development, Master's Program (M.Agr.)
The thesis master’s in plant breeding requires 32 semester credit hours of course work and a thesis on original research. Student research can be completed at the student’s location. An on-site Ph.D. scientist, educator, or supervisor who qualifies as an adjunct member of the Texas A&M graduate faculty must be available to serve as co-chair of the student’s graduate advisory committee and be able to direct thesis research locally. Students will have an on-campus co-chair to oversee the academic aspect of their degree. Communication with committee members, examinations and thesis defense all occur via the Internet. Learn more.
Distance certificates and programs not for Texas A&M credit
(administered through College departments)
Continuing Ed/Extended Learning in Financial Planning (Department of Agricultural Economics)
Poultry Meat Production (Department of Poultry Science)
Regulatory Science in Food Systems (Department of Soil and Crop Sciences)