Agriculture and Resource Economics M.S.
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The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Agricultural and Resource Economics provides students with the training to succeed in a competitive Ph.D. program, while offering the perspectives and skills necessary to work for an agribusiness firm or government agency. The program was developed to provide advanced study and experience in natural resources management, field ecology, environmental science and related fields that are not readily available at other local colleges and universities.
Qualified students who are admitted to the M.S. program receive a generous financial compensation package and have access to the resources necessary to conduct high-quality research.
A thesis project is required for graduation; however, this is completed under the advisement and supervision of exceptional faculty.
The deadline to be considered for funding is February 1, but applications after the deadline will be accepted under special circumstances.
Research interests: Ecotourism, land/resource conservation, benefit-cost analysis, and carbon taxes
Hobbies: Traveling, rock climbing, hiking, cooking
Lindsey E. Kelley
Research interests: Environmental economics with a focus on water quality, environmental cost-benefit analysis, and environmental regulation and policy
Hobbies: Horseback riding, reading about political economy, and volunteering at animal shelters
Pius Lwiyiso Kilasy
Research interests: Consumer preferences on rice products, cost-benefit analysis and farm accounting, and adoption and uses of improved rice seeds
Hobbies: Sports, music, traveling, volunteering, reading and writing
Research interests: Sustainable development and incentivizing prosocial behavior
Hobbies: Tennis, reading, and keeping houseplants alive
Research interests: Food policy, behavioral economics, mechanisms of choice
Hobbies: Running, mountaineering, reading books, volunteering and community activities
Research interests: Consumer preferences and all things food
Hobbies: Gardening, running, dogs, and traveling
Research interests: Social networks, food preferences and diet choice, and water quality
Hobbies: Hiking, going on adventures, spending time outdoors, reading, hanging with friends, playing pool, and throwing on the pottery wheel
Research interests: Women in agriculture and women empowerment
Hobbies: Gardening, exploring natural vegetation, and singing
Research interests: Aquaculture, natural resource management, experimental economics, and consumer preferences
Hobbies: Strategic tabletop boardgames and card games, backpacking, cooking, and listening to 70’s and 80’s music