Graduate Programs

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Agriculture and Resource Economics: M.S.

The program in agricultural and resource economics leads to the master of science degree and offers students the perspectives and skills necessary to understand and work in the general fields of economics, resource economics, agricultural economics, environmental economics, applied economics, agribusiness or government sectors of the economy.  Also, a strong intermediate level of training is offered so that students may continue graduate work and obtain a Ph.D. Students completing the M.S. degree in agricultural and resource economics will:

  1. Have a theoretical foundation in microeconomics and macroeconomics.
  2. Have a core set of coursework in quantitative applications from statistics, econometrics, regression, logistic regression, data management and geographic information systems.
  3. Have exposure to additional coursework in agriculture economics, resource economics, environmental economics and/or experimental economics, as well as general economics.
  4. Have an opportunity to apply the coursework in a thesis, applied research or internship (under the decision analysis concentration).

Program Concentrations:

  • Decision Analysis


Application Deadlines


February 1: To be considered for departmental funding

July 1: Final deadline to apply


December 1: Final deadline to apply

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.