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Graduate Degrees Offered

  • M.S. in Agricultural Economics
  • *M.B.A. in Business with a specialization in Agribusiness
  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics
Areas of Study
  • Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization
  • Agricultural Management and Marketing
  • International Agricultural Trade and Development
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
  • Production Economics

*This M.B.A. specialization is offered through a partnership between the College of Business Administration and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Agricultural Economics

Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: 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:

Application Deadline

For full consideration
   Fall: January 15
   Rolling admission, contact the department for more information.

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Agricultural economics applies principles of economics and econometrics 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 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.

Courses and More

Students in Agricultural Economics are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and Research

Water and Agricultural Law; Environmental and Natural Resource Law
Market Structures; Industrial Organization; Competition Policy in the Beef Food Marketing Chain Industry
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Livestock Economics
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 Finance
     Agribusiness Program Director
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
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Agribusiness; Marketing; Farm and Ranch Management
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Farm and Ranch Management; Agricultural Production Economics; Agricultural Finance
Intellectual Property Rights; Industrial Organization; Agricultural Marketing; Environmental and Resource Economics

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