The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics offers a Ph.D. degree and the M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics with three named options.
Each program provides a rigorous background in economic theory and analysis, combined with courses in the student’s area of interest. All degree students enjoy small class sizes, a supportive atmosphere, and strong relationships with their major advisor. We are committed to the success of all our students on their chosen path.
Ph.D. This program takes 4-5 years to complete and offers further training in economic theory and econometrics, as well as major and minor field coursework. This strong core training prepares students for a variety of challenging careers.
M.S. AAE Options:
The Agricultural and Applied Economics traditional option is a 30-credit Master’s degree intended for students with research and academic interests, especially students who want to go on to a Ph.D. program in AAE or other related academic fields. The program typically takes 2 years to complete to complete.
The Agricultural and Applied Economics Professional Option (MSPO) is a 30-credit Master’s degree program intended for students who want training in quantitative and applied economics for entry into employment in professional, governmental, or non-governmental sectors. The program typically takes 2 years to complete to complete. VISP students and new MSPO applicants should apply for FALL semester only.