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  Jul 21, 2017
 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural and Resource Economics Major, MS


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Requirements
The master’s program may be completed under a thesis option with a concentration in agricultural economics or natural resource economics. A non-thesis option is available with concentrations in agribusiness or agricultural economics. For specific information, contact the department head.

Agribusiness Concentration
The agribusiness concentration is designed to prepare students to succeed in the public or private sectors of agriculture, including product manufacturing and marketing, natural resource management, farm management, and financial analysis. A candidate must complete a minimum of 31 hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the student’s master’s committee. At least 28 hours must be earned in courses numbered at or above the 500 level. Sixteen hours of agricultural and resource economics; 3 hours of economic theory; 6 hours of quantitative methods; 6 hours of business, statistics, or communications electives; and 3 hours of internship are required. Each student must pass both written and oral comprehensive examinations.

Agricultural Economics Concentration

Thesis Option
The thesis option in agricultural economics is designed to prepare students for analytical and research careers in the public and private sectors and to prepare students interested in entering a PhD program. A candidate must complete a minimum of 31 hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the student’s master’s committee. At least 28 hours must be earned in courses numbered at or above the 500 level. In the thesis option, 16 hours of agricultural and resource economics, 3 hours of economic theory, 6 hours of quantitative methods, and 6 hours of thesis are required. Each student must pass a final oral examination.

Non-Thesis Option
The non-thesis option in agricultural economics is designed to prepare students for analytical and research careers in the public and private sectors. A candidate must complete a minimum of 36 hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the student’s master’s committee. At least 33 hours must be earned in courses numbered at or above the 500 level. In the non-thesis option, 27 hours of agricultural and resource economics courses and 9 hours of directed electives are required. Each student must pass both written and oral comprehensive examinations.

Natural Resource Economics Concentration
The natural resource economics concentration is designed to prepare students for analytical and research careers in the public and private sectors with emphasis on natural resource economics and to prepare students interested in entering a PhD program. A candidate must complete a minimum of 31 hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the student’s master’s committee. At least 25 hours of graduate credit must be earned at or above the 500 level. Thirteen hours of agricultural and resource economics, 3 hours of economic theory, 6 hours of quantitative methods, and 6 hours of thesis are required. Twelve hours of course work must come from a set of directed electives designed to enhance skills in natural resource economics and/or spatial analysis. Each student must pass a final oral examination.

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