Agricultural and Applied Economics graduate degrees prepare you for leadership positions in nongovernmental organizations, public agencies, private industry and academia. Your tailored curriculum will focus on understanding and exploring economic relationships that affect the use and management of natural and capital resources. You will learn how to apply economic theory, develop empirical models and understand quantitative data-analysis techniques for resolving economic problems and optimizing resource management. These skills are highly valuable in business and financial analysis positions.

Our graduate programs strive to achieve the dual goals of a vibrant economy and a healthy environment by following a problem-solving approach that integrates economics with other sciences.

Programs of Study

Learn more about our graduate programs: master's degree in environmental economics, master's degree in agribusiness, master's degree in agricultural and applied economics and doctorate in agricultural and applied economics.


Graduate students may be eligible for research or teaching assistantships. Assistantships are awarded throughout the year based on achievement with stipends, tuition waivers and health benefits.

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Seminar Series

Graduate students in AAEC 8010 must attend the seminar series lectures. View the schedule for the seminar series.

Graduate Coordinator

Jeffrey D. Mullen Associate Professor
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