Agricultural & Resource Economics (MS) - Applied Economics and Policy
Degree or minorGraduate Degree
CollegeAgriculture and Life Sciences
The Agricultural and Resource Economics- Applied Economics and Policy, Master of Science (MS) degree requires 30 units to be completed, 24 units from approved graduate courses and 6 units from thesis research. A thesis is required for this plan. Students that complete the program typically move on to a Ph.D. program and the thesis research will assist students in their pursuit of a doctoral degree.
The AREC Department offers a program leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in Agricultural & Resource Economics. A broad spectrum of agricultural economics subject matter is presented, with emphasis in natural resources, international business, and agribusiness. The Master's program provides training in the theory and methods of applied agricultural and resource economics. Graduating students are qualified for positions in the private sector with agribusiness, financial, farm management, and consulting firms, and in state and federal government agencies. Some students choose to follow the master's degree with enrollment in a Ph.D. program, either at the University of Arizona or elsewhere. Many AREC graduates have excelled in premier doctoral programs throughout the United States. We also offer an Agricultural & Resource Economics minor for PhD seeking students.