The Open University (OU) at VSU aims to provide quality distance-study programs in agriculture and allied fields through distance learning to government employees and other individuals engaged in agriculture and rural development activities.

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The OPEN UNIVERSITY (OU) offers Master of Agricultural Development (M.Ag.Dev), a non-thesis masters' degree program with the following fields of specialization:


  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Production
  • Language Teaching


  • Agricultural Economics
  • Development Communication
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Plant Protection

Interested parties may opt to take either of the following schemes: SCHEME A (Annual) and SCHEME B (Semestral)