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 apply for SUMMER term and new MSPO applicants should apply for FALL semester only.
The Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA) option 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.