Whether your goal is to work in the United States or abroad, our master’s degree programs will give you the applied economics training and hands-on experience to become a leader in your chosen industry. You’ll learn fundamentals of economic theory, public policy, development economics, econometrics, and data science. You will also learn to analyze market forces, understand the economic value of commodities and natural resources, and discern how economics influence policy decisions in both government and industry.
Graduate Degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics
We offer two graduate degree programs: a three-semester Master of Science in Applied Econometrics and Data Analytics (AEDA) and a four-semester Master of Science in Applied Economics and Policy Analysis (AEPA). Regardless of the program you choose, you will join a tight-knit group of students, faculty, and alumni who are striving to make an impact in their businesses and communities through research and analysis of pressing economic issues.
Each cohort has an enrollment of approximately 10 students. Watch a short video with past master's students discussing their experience with this program. With 12 full-time faculty members in the department, our low student-to-faculty ratio provides graduate students with ample opportunities to work closely with our faculty and contribute to ongoing research projects such as predictive modeling, fiscal policy analysis and development in emerging economies. This is one of the reasons why our department was ranked 11th in the nation.
Returning Peace Corps Volunteers
Many of our graduate students share an interest in economic development and have served in the Peace Corps. Through our master’s degree programs, returning Peace Corps volunteers have the opportunity to continue to build upon their service by furthering their knowledge of emerging economies. Each year, we proudly welcome several RPCV students and Coverdell Fellows. See the Returning Peace Corps Volunteer map that highlights the department's Peace Corps connections.
M.S. Applied Econometrics & Data Analytics
Our M.S. program in Applied Econometrics and Data Analytics (AEDA) offers outstanding opportunities as a terminal degree, in 18 months.Learn more about the M.S. in Applied Econometrics and Data Analytics
M.S. Applied Economics & Policy Analysis
Our program in Applied Economics and Policy Analysis (AEPA) will pave the way for excelling in premier Ph.D. programs in agricultural and resource economics, with a 2 year timeline to completion.Learn more about the M.S. in Applied Economics and Policy Analysis
We offer a graduate minor in agricultural and resource economics for students who wish to broaden their knowledge.Learn more about the Ph.D minor