Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate Degrees Offered
- Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization
- Farm Management and Marketing
- International Agricultural Trade and Development
- Natural Resources Environment
- Production Economics
- Rural and Community Economic Development
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: US steps to admission or international steps to admission.
Required by Agricultural Economics in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE strongly recommended
- Minimum TOEFL: Paper-550 Internet-79
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of goals and objectives (not to exceed one page)
- Resume (optional, not to exceed two pages)
DescriptionAgricultural economics is a field of study in which the principles of economics are applied to the analysis of issues related to the production, marketing, distribution, and consumption of food and the supporting natural and human resource systems. The agricultural economics program at Nebraska provides a foundation for professional problem solving through courses in production economics, agricultural industrial organization, international agricultural trade, agricultural development, natural resource economics, and agribusiness. Cooperation with the Departments of Economics and Statistics and the College of Business Administration provides excellent opportunities for supplementing and complementing the courses offered through the Department of Agricultural Economics.
The broad base of the educational program is reflected through 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, and academic institutions around the globe.
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Courses and MoreThe Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, program requirements, and more:
Faculty and Research
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