The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics offers a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics. This graduate program encourages students to develop an understanding of and capability to use the tools of economic analysis in solving a broad spectrum of problems in economics. Understanding is developed through coursework in economic theory, quantitative methods, and econometrics. Coursework is supplemented through collaborative work with departmental faculty, with a wide variety of research topics available. Training cumulates in an intensive research thesis that addresses important economic issues.
Our program has developed a strong reputation as a leader in preparing students for Ph.D. study as well as employment in a variety of areas. Many employers and faculty seek us out as a source for potential employees and Ph.D. students. Our program has been consistently ranked in the top five in the nation among Master’s programs in agricultural and natural resource economics.