Applied Economics & Policy Analysis

The STEM approved Applied Economics and Policy Analysis (AEPA) master's degree paves the way for you to excel in premier doctoral programs. This two-year program provides superb preparation in academic research that will enhance your ability to gain admission and garner financial support to pursue a doctoral degree at top Ph.D. programs throughout the United States, such as University of California at Berkeley, Cornell University, University of California at Davis, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Tech, and Washington State University, and abroad.

Past Ph.D. graduates have placed well in academic jobs, securing tenure-track assistant professorships at top tier universities including University of Arizona, Ohio State University, University of Florida, Purdue University, Tufts University and University of Utah.

About the M.S. in Applied Economics & Policy Analysis

This two-year program requires you to complete a thesis. It also includes the following core course topics:

  • Production and development economics
  • Statistical methods
  • Applied econometric analysis
  • Economic analysis of water, food and environmental policies

Graduates are qualified for careers as econometricians, data scientists, risk managers, credit analysts, economists, and policy analysts in the private sector and in governmental and non-governmental organizations, or to continue on to a Ph.D. program.

Faculty within the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics focus on involving students in applied economics research, maximizing the close ties between teaching and Cooperative Extension faculty, as well as the diversity of agricultural and natural resource issues, to offer wide-ranging opportunities for field research and exposure to efforts to solve real world problems.

Agricultural & Resource Economics Graduate Program Handbook

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Danielle Buhrow, undergraduate senior academic advisor and graduate program coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, is here to help! Schedule an appointment in Trellis Advise or send an email with your questions.