Atlantis Double Degree in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
The double degree in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development offers the opportunity to study the US and European visions of agricultural economics and rural development in its diversity of approaches and applications. The objective is to train specialists in comparative analysis of US and EU agricultural economic and rural development policies through a 2 year double master degree program jointly organized by the University of Arkansas and 5 EU leading institutes in agricultural economics and rural development. Upon successful completion of the program, a student will receive a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Arkansas, and an International Master of Science in Rural Development offered jointly by Ghent University (Belgium), Agrocampus Ouest Rennes (France), Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia) and the University of Pisa (Italy).
Graduate students spend approximately two years in the program, with 8 to 14 months spent abroad. All students write a thesis. US students study at two of the consortium universities in Europe. EU students study at the University of Arkansas.
The program includes a minimum of five academic terms (four semesters and one summer). US students enroll for at least two terms at the University of Arkansas and for at least two terms at two EU universities in the European consortium. EU students enroll for at least two terms at two EU universities in the European consortium and at least two terms at the University of Arkansas. Study in both the US and EU will include three semesters of graduate coursework, completion of a case study during the summer, and one semester of joint thesis research supervised by US and EU faculty.