Montana State University

Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172920
Bozeman, MT 59717-2920

Tel: (406) 994-3701
Fax: (406) 994-4838
Location: 306 Linfield Hall

Department Head:

Dr. Wendy Stock




The growing complexity of the global economy, increased reliance on quantitative methods for analyzing the current value of future funds, business trends, sales, and purchasing has led our Applied Economics Master’s graduates to professional placements in a variety of areas. Earning the Master’s degree in applied economics at Montana State University is excellent preparation for advanced work toward a degree in law, as well as a Ph.D. in a number of social science fields such as economics, international relations, and political science. A sampling of the placement of some of our recent graduates includes:

Employers of Recent Graduates

  • SAS Institute, Cary, NC
  • Research Associate, Property & Environment Research Center, Bozeman, MT
  • Bank Examiner, FDIC, Billings, MT
  • Economic Consultant, Nickerson and Associates, Seattle, WA
  • USDA/Risk Management Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

Ph.D Program Placement of Recent Graduates

  • University of California-Berkeley
  • Georgetown University, Maryland
  • University of California-Davis
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Maryland
  • State University of New Jersey-Rutgers