M.S. in Agricultural Economics
The information below is a brief description of Master Programs in Agricultural Economics offered by our department. For detailed information about these programs please see the Department’s Graduate Handbook and the Graduate Bulletin Summary.
Master Programs available in Agricultural Economics:
- MS: Master of Science
- MBA: Master of Business Administration
- MAg: MAg Master of Agriculture
The MS in Agricultural Economics requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate credit plus 6 hours of thesis research. There is a non-thesis option with 36 hours of courses. The program of study will be planned in a field of interest, such as agricultural marketing, production economics, markets and prices, resources economics, environmental economics, agricultural finance, agricultural policy, international policy or farm management. Please see the Graduate Handbook for more details.
The MAg is a non-thesis option that provides a broad graduate training in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, or Rural Sociology. A minimum of 32 hours of course work is required, with at least 18 hours in the major. A final oral exam is given by the advisory committee. Admission requirements for the Master of Agriculture are equivalent to those for the Master of Science degrees outlined in the Graduate Handbook. Students pursuing the Master of Agriculture are not eligible for hard-dollar assistantship funding. However, soft-dollar funding (e.g., from grants) may be available in some instances at the election of the principal investigator.
The MBA in agribusiness or natural resource management is offered in a program coordinated with the College of Business. Admission is through the College of Business. Requirements include a total of 36 graduate credit hours, 24 in business, and 12 in economics.