Agricultural Economics

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate programs offered

Earn a Graduate Degree

  • MS or PhD in Agricultural Economics
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 Opportunities

Some online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.

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Agricultural Economics

Department Chair
Dr. Larry Van Tassell
lvantassell2@unl.edu
402-472-3460

Graduate Chair
Dr. Azzeddine Azzam
aazzam1@unl.edu
402-472-5326

Program Coordinator
Ms. Kara Heideman
kheideman3@unl.edu
402-472-2757

Campus Address
204B Filley Hall
Lincoln NE 68583-0922
402-472-3402


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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 to GAMES, where you'll complete these requirements.

  • 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.

Description

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.

Cost of attendance

Cost differs from one student to another. For details see Tuition, Fees, and Funding or try our Cost Estimator.

Courses and More

Admitted students will choose courses from the Course Catalog, typically in: During the first half of their coursework, students will work with an advisor to create a plan of study — one of the essential Steps to Degree Completion.

Faculty and research

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David Aiken

Water and Agricultural Law; Environmental and Natural Resource Law

Azzeddine Azzam

Market Structures; Industrial Organization; Competition Policy in the Beef Food Marketing Chain Industry

Kathleen Brooks

Livestock Economics

Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel

Marketing Rural Communities

Dennis Conley

Agribusiness Management; Grain Marketing and Trade; Price Risk Management

Lilyan Fulginiti

Microeconomics; Economics of Production; International Economics and Development Economics

Konstantinos Giannakas

Industrial Organization; Agricultural Policy; Regulatory Economics; Marketing

Ron Hanson

Farm Management; Agricultural FinanceAgribusiness Program Director

Bradley Lubben

Policy Regarding Agriculture, Trade, Food, The Public, Conservation and the Environment

Gary Lynne

Natural Resource Economics; Agricultural Technology Relations; Producer Technology; Behavior Conservation

Fabio Mattos

Risk Management; Price Analysis and Marketing; Futures and Options Markets; Decision-Making under Risk; Behavioral Economics

Richard Perrin

Agricultural Production Economics; Agricultural Productivity Analysis; Technology Assessment

Wesley Peterson

Trade Policy; Political Economy; Agricultural Development; Trade and the Environment

Jeff Royer

Industrial Organization; Vertical Integration; Firm Theory; Agricultural Cooperatives; Operations Research Methods

Karina Schoengold

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Irrigation Technology Choice

Matt Stockton

Agribusiness; Marketing; Farm and Ranch Management

Larry Van Tassell

Farm and Ranch Management; Agricultural Production Economics; Agricultural Finance

Amalia (Emie) Yiannaka

Intellectual Property Rights; Industrial Organization; Agricultural Marketing; Environmental and Resource Economics

This summary page is maintained by Graduate Studies.
For additional details check out the dept./program website: Agricultural Economics.

Departments: Have an update for this summary? Contact Stacy Dam.