Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Education

Rationale
Research and development are the pillars of modern agriculture. There should be on a continual basis a framework and individuals with the capacity to promote improvements in the knowledge base of production agriculture, marketing, agricultural inputs and communication of agricultural innovations. Additionally, there should be a continuous examination of sustainability in agricultural production and use of the natural resources. The Ph.D. program in Agricultural Education intends to prepare researchers and philosophers in the discipline of agricultural education. The programme is by research and thesis. The graduates of the programme are prepared to assume responsibilities in research, advisory and extension services, consultancy, management and university teaching.
Programme Objectives
The graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Agricultural Education should be able to:
i) Plan and conduct research in agricultural education, agriculture, rural development and agricultural communications.
ii) Plan and teach agriculture, agricultural education and communications programmes.
iii) Monitor and evaluate agricultural programmes
iv) Plan and manage consultancies in agriculture, agricultural education and rural development.
v) Manage educational and agricultural organizations.
Admission Requirements
The common Egerton University rules and regulations for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Programme shall apply. Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy programme in Agricultural Education shall be required to have a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Education and Extension or its equivalent. Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy programme in Agricultural Education shall be required to present a research project proposal acceptable to the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension.
Course Structure and Duration

Doctor of Philosophy programme in Agricultural Education shall last for a period of not less than three years and not more than five academic years.
Conduct of Study
The Ph.D. programme in Agricultural Education shall be conducted by research and thesis. The candidate for Ph.D.
Examination Regulations
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXIX
Grading System
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXIX
Graduation Requirements
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
Degree Classification
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Agricultural Education is not classified in accordance with Egerton University Statute No.XXIX.
Summary of Courses
The Ph.D. programme in Agricultural Education shall be conducted by research and thesis.
AGED Thesis
Examination Schedule
The examination schedule is provided by the Director Board of Postgraduate Studies in accordance with Egerton University Statute No.XXIX
Course Outlines
The Ph.D. programme in Agricultural Education shall be conducted by research and thesis.