Graduate Program Information

Antonio Beitia
Antonio Beitia, AEAB Master's student, earns "Best Poster Award" for his work titled “Economic Assessment of a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak in Washington and Benton Counties in Arkansas” at the International Poultry Scientific Forum 2017, January 30-31, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia

 We offer graduate programs of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Agricultural Economics. Advanced study in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business provides students with state of the art knowledge of theory, methods and application in the field. The student becomes better prepared for positions in the dynamic environment of contemporary agribusiness and production agriculture.

Students receive personal attention and guidance in developing and carrying out their graduate program. These programs may be tailored for either a terminal Master's degree with a focus on agribusiness, or as a preparation for additional study leading to the Ph.D. degree.

There are different concentrations for the M.S. program that include:

  • Thesis: U.S. based thesis program
  • Atlantis: international thesis program - Atlantis double M.S. degree program in agricultural economics and rural development, which includes two degrees and students study in Europe for part of the program
  • Agribusiness non-thesis: U.S. based non-thesis program with a focus on agribusiness
  • International Agribusiness non-thesis program - international agribusiness program with one semester of study at Ghent University in Belgium
  • Dual M.S. in agricultural economics and LL.M. in agricultural and food law