Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate programs offered
Earn a Graduate Degree
- MS in Agricultural Economics (30-36 cr, Option I, II, or III)
- PhD in Agricultural Economics (90 cr)
Areas of Study
These informal areas of focus may help to shape your course of study but they will not appear on transcripts.
- Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization
- Agricultural Management and Marketing
- International Agricultural Trade and Development
- Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
- Production Economics
Online and Distance OpportunitiesSome online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Contacts for Agricultural Economics
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Dr. Larry Van Tassell
Dr. Azzeddine Azzam
Ms. Kara Heideman
204B Filley Hall
Lincoln NE 68583-0922
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
2. Required by Agricultural Economics
After you apply, allow one business day for us to set up your access so you can complete these requirements via MyRED.
- Entrance exam(s): GRE strongly recommended
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three letters of recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Statement of Purpose
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Agricultural Economics
- For full consideration: January 15 for Fall.
- Note: All students are strongly encouraged to begin their graduate programs in the fall semester.
Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. UNL's academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some UNL programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years; if your desired entry term isn't mentioned here, you may want to consult the department for clarification.
The broad base of the educational program supports diverse career opportunities in areas such as private, university and government research, business management, loan analysis, consulting, agricultural production, and college-level education. Graduates are employed by businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions around the globe.
Cost of attendanceCost differs from one student to another. For details see Tuition, Fees, and Funding or try our Cost Estimator.
Faculty and research
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Water and Agricultural Law; Environmental and Natural Resource Law
Market Structures; Industrial Organization; Competition Policy in the Beef Food Marketing Chain Industry
Marketing Rural Communities
Agribusiness Management; Grain Marketing and Trade; Price Risk Management
Microeconomics; Economics of Production; International Economics and Development Economics
Industrial Organization; Agricultural Policy; Regulatory Economics; Marketing
Farm Management; Agricultural FinanceAgribusiness Program Director
Policy Regarding Agriculture, Trade, Food, The Public, Conservation and the Environment
Natural Resource Economics; Agricultural Technology Relations; Producer Technology; Behavior Conservation
Risk Management; Price Analysis and Marketing; Futures and Options Markets; Decision-Making under Risk; Behavioral Economics
Agricultural Production Economics; Agricultural Productivity Analysis; Technology Assessment
Trade Policy; Political Economy; Agricultural Development; Trade and the Environment
Industrial Organization; Vertical Integration; Firm Theory; Agricultural Cooperatives; Operations Research Methods
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Irrigation Technology Choice
Agribusiness; Marketing; Farm and Ranch Management
Farm and Ranch Management; Agricultural Production Economics; Agricultural Finance
Intellectual Property Rights; Industrial Organization; Agricultural Marketing; Environmental and Resource Economics