AG*IDEA (Agricultural Interactive Distance Education Alliance) is a consortium of distinguished, accredited universities offering fully online education programs in agriculture and related fields. Each university brings a unique strength in faculty and curriculum to these multi-institution programs. Students choose a home university where they apply, are admitted, register for courses, and receive their degree. Online courses are taught by the best faculty in each discipline from several universities. Students pay one common price per credit hour regardless of which university is their degree-granting institution.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Rescourses at Texas Tech is a member of AG*IDEA, which is an affiliate of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. Great Plains IDEA is a consortium of universities collaborating together to offer interdisciplinary distance education programs to meet the diverse demand for postsecondary education.
The AG*IDEA Consortium has multiple programs, including the graduate degree program in Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences (SWES), Agricultural Education and Horticulture at Texas Tech.
By agreement among the AG*IDEA and Great Plains IDEA institutions, a common price is charged for all courses. This eliminates the question of in-state and out-of-state tuition depending on where the student is located and/or at which university the student is enrolled.
Visit the TTU Tuition and Fees Page for current academic year prices and the Great Plains IDEA Page for more information.
All students choosing to have Texas Tech University as their home institution must meet all admission requirements for Texas Tech Graduate School. For questions and help with the application process, contact the PSS Communications and Recruiting Coordinator, Christi Chadwell.
Once accepted into Texas Tech University, students may enroll in all AG*IDEA courses by submitting an enrollment form to PSS Advisor, Diann Merriman, contact.
Enrollment Information Contact:
AG*IDEA Campus Coordinator
Professor, Interim Department Chair & Graduate Studies Coordinator (AGED)
New Student Coordinator (PSS)