The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics offers a Ph.D. degree and three Master of Science degree 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.
Master of Science (MS) program is a 30-credit Master’s degree intended for students with research and academic interests, especially students who might want to go on for a Ph.D. program in AAE or other related academic fields. The program typically takes students 15-18 months to complete and often includes a research thesis.
Master of Science 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 MSPO is a 15-month program and does not include a research thesis. This program is new for Fall 2019.
Master of Science in Resource and Energy Demand (REDA) is a 31-credit Master’s degree program intended for students who want training in quantitative and applied economics as applied to the energy sector, with the idea that students will enter the workforce in industry, governmental, or non-governmental positions. This is an 11-month program.