Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate Degrees Offered
- M.S. in Agricultural Economics
- *M.B.A. in Business with a specialization in Agribusiness
- Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization
- Agricultural Management and Marketing
- International Agricultural Trade and Development
- Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
- Production Economics
- On the WebDepartment Website
- Department ChairDr. Larry Van Tassell
- Graduate ChairProfessor Richard Perrin
- Graduate SecretaryMs. Kara Heideman
- Department Address204B Filley Hall
Lincoln NE 68583-0922
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: 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 English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79
- Three letters of recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Statement of Purpose
DescriptionAgricultural 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 MoreStudents in Agricultural Economics are most likely to take courses in: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
Agribusiness Program Director
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