Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics MS

Michigan State University

Date Posted: July 10, 2020
Submitted by: Tessie Devlin
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics equips students with a strong base in applied microeconomics that can lead to exciting careers in business, government, or the non-profit sector. It can also set the stage for Ph.D. studies.

Students begin by taking core courses in microeconomic analysis, mathematical and statistical applications for economists, and quantitative methods (typically econometrics). They proceed to elect a set of courses tailored to their interests (for a total of at least 24 credits, with each course usually 3 credits). Two paths to the M.S. degree are offered.