Great Plains IDEA and AG*IDEA

Great Plains IDEA and AG*IDEA is a consortium of 20 universities offering courses and programs in the Human Sciences and Agricultural disciplines at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) is a partnership of 20 public university members providing access to the best educational opportunities by collaboratively developing and delivering high-quality, online academic programs. Great Plains IDEA is an academic alliance whose member institutions offer fully-online graduate and undergraduate coursework and program options in high demand professional fields. Since 2001, Great Plains IDEA has helped students of all ages and backgrounds learn from the best professors in their fields and earn degrees from some of the nation's finest universities.

AG*IDEA, an affiliate of the Great Plains IDEA, is a national consortium of universities that offer programs and courses in agriculture disciplines. The AG*IDEA's membership of top accredited universities offer master’s degrees and graduate certificates fully online from top faculty.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln offers the following online programs through Great Plains IDEA and  AG*IDEA:

Elizabeth H. Foley

Elizabeth H. Foley

Pest Management: U.S. Air Force
Master of Entomology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Education has always been very important to me. I’m the first in my family to attend college as well as graduate school. For as long as I can remember education has been a priority for me. Higher education is also important for being able to do my job.

My degree was available completely online. I was active duty and never knew when I would be moving or away on training. I took classes while stationed overseas and was a mother of two children under the age of 5.

My degree coincided with my job so the information was pertinent and practical. One of my fears entering an online program was that it wouldn’t be as fulfilling as a traditional classroom setting, but I was pleasantly surprised when the lectures included PowerPoints with audio and video of the professor teaching, and student questions.