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 major fields of specialization:

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

These major fields of specialization can be taken as minor fields. In addition, Agricultural Economics, Development Communication, Plant Protection and Food Science and Technology are presently offered as minor fields under M.Ag.Dev.

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