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Department of Agriculture
MS in Agricultural Economics

The program offers students a rigorous yet enjoyable training in applied economic analysis and qualitative and quantitative techniques. The skills acquired by students in this program will equip them to pursue a professional career in the agro-food industry, government and non-governmental organizations, or pursue a Ph.D. in applied economics or related fields.

AGSC 301             Statistical Methods in Agriculture                                                      2.3; 3 cr.

An investigation of the statistical techniques needed to design experiments and analyze and interpret agricultural research data. Prerequisites: STAT 210 or EDUC 227 and CMPS 209.  Fall and spring.

AGSC 325             Production Economics                                                                        3,0; 3 cr.

Focuses on the organization of farmers for higher income through improved resource use and competitive position.

AGSC 376             Resource and Environmental Economics                                         3.0; 3 cr.

Addresses and analyzes resource and environmental problems facing today’s society, with an emphasis on providing the student with an intensive introduction to the qualitative theory necessary for an effective analysis of resource problems.

AGSC 384             Rural Social Change, Development and the Environment              3.0; 3cr.

Provides an understanding of economic development and underdevelopment as it relates to environmental degradation and demographic, social and cultural change; with special application to the economies of the Middle East.

AGSC 389             Research Methods in Applied Economics                                         3.0; 3cr.

Provides an overview of theoretical and applied research methods for the study of agricultural, resource and development economics issues. Prerequisite: AGSC 301.

AGSC 395             Graduate Seminar in Agricultural Science                                        1.0; 1 cr.

AGSC 396/396A   Comprehensive Exam                                                                                 0 cr.  

AGSC 399             MS Thesis

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