Graduate Program


Program Description

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.

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Thesis Concentration

This concentration will ready students for careers in government or public sector, policy analysis, researcher or analyst positions in industry or agribusiness. Additionally, students interested in obtaining a Ph.D. will find that this concentration prepares them for their continued education. Students who enroll will conduct in-depth research and write results via a thesis project. At the culmination of the program, students must pass a final oral comprehensive examination in defense of the thesis and successful deposit of final approved written thesis with the UA Graduate School and Library. Completion time is 21-24 months.

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ATLANTIS Program

ATLANTIS is a double master's degree program in agricultural economics from the University of Arkansas and a joint degree in rural development issued by a consortium of six European partner universities. Students will spend approximately two academic years in this program (four study terms and one summer term), with up to 14 months spent abroad. A final thesis project is required in addition to the completion of a case study during the summer. Coursework, research, and case study will be in English in both the U.S. and Europe.

Review Requirements and Degree Plan


Program Description

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.

Concentrations

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Agribusiness Non-Thesis

This program prepares students for careers in agribusiness, industry, commercial sector, analyst positions and public sector. This program is particularly useful for students interested in management, marketing, finance, and logistics. In addition to taking classes at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (AEAB), students may also enroll in up to six hours at Walton College of Business (WCOB). Internships taken for graduate credit are encouraged, and courses include topics of research techniques and agricultural policy. Program completion time is 12-16 months.

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International Agribusiness Non-Thesis

The International Agribusiness Non-Thesis program readys students for careers in agribusiness, industry and commercial sectors. Enrolled students will be eligible to gain international experience by spending one semester abroad, spent at the University of Ghent, Belgium. All courses are taught in English. A student's summer internship may be domestic or abroad. Program completion time is 12-16 months.

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Dual MS and LLM

The Dual MS and LLM program is targeted for persons with a law degree, J.D. or LL.B., for those seeking Master's of Agricultural and Food Law, and for those wanting to simultaneously acquire an M.S. in agricultural economics. This is a joint program with U of A's School of Law, and requirements of both degree programs must be met. Although the joint program is designed for students to take the M.S. non-thesis agribusiness concentration, the thesis concentration could be selected with proper petitioning and approval of the faculty.

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