Students apply to the M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics through one of the named options:

Graduate School Resources

Resources to help you afford graduate study might include assistantships, fellowships, traineeships, and financial aid. Further funding information is available from the Graduate School. Be sure to check with your program for individual policies and restrictions related to funding.

Program Resources

M.S. students in agricultural and applied economics can apply for graduate positions listed under students jobs.

Students in the Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA) and Professional Option named options are not permitted to accept assistantships or seek dual degrees.

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

Review the Graduate School minimum academic progress and degree requirements, in addition to the program requirements listed below.

Major Requirements


Minimum Credit Requirement 30 credits
Minimum Residence Credit Requirement 16 credits
Minimum Graduate Coursework Requirement See Named Option for requirement information.
Overall Graduate GPA Requirement 3.00 GPA required.
Other Grade Requirements See Named Option for requirement information.
Assessments and Examinations See Named Option for requirement information.
Language Requirements No language requirements.

Required Courses

Select a Named Option for courses required.

Named Options

A named option is a formally documented sub-major within an academic major program. Named options appear on the transcript with degree conferral. Students pursuing the Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics must select one of the following named options:

Students should refer to one of the named options for policy information:

Graduate School Resources

Take advantage of the Graduate School's professional development resources to build skills, thrive academically, and launch your career. 

  1. Articulates and critiques theories and empirical methods for quantitative analysis relevant to agricultural, environmental, international development, or community economics.
  2. Identifies data sources, applies appropriate econometric methodologies, and evaluates quantitative evidence relevant to questions in agricultural, environmental, international development, or community economics.
  3. Clearly communicates applied economics issues, methods, and empirical analysis using both written and oral strategies.
  4. Recognizes and applies principles of ethical, collegial and professional conduct.


Barham, Bradford
Chavas, Jean-Paul
Coxhead, Ian 
Deller, Steven
Foltz, Jeremy
Mitchell, Paul
Phaneuf, Daniel (Chair)
Provencher, R. William
Rutherford, Thomas
Schechter, Laura
Shi, Guanming
Stiegert, Kyle


Du, Sheldon
Grainger, Corbett
Fletcher, Jason*
Hueth, Brent
Parker, Dominic


Conroy, Tessa*
Dower, Paul
Johnston, Sarah
Mukherjee, Priya
Stevens, Andrew


Beach, Jeremy
Berner, Courtney
Dong, Fengxia


Jordan van Rijn

Mary Treleven

*AAE Affiliate Faculty