Graduate Programs

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University offers four graduate degrees.

Master of Extension Education (M.Ext.Ed.)
Ag Sciences Teacher Development Master of Agriculture (M.Ag.)

 

Master of Science (M.S.) in Agricultural and Resource Economics
Fields:
-Agricultural Economics
-Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree certified by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (DARE) is a formal program of study consisting of 30 credit hours including a work of original research (thesis or technical paper). The program is designed as a standard two year M.S. degree, but students who work diligently can finish earlier. Class work is focused on microeconomic applications and quantitative methods, and can typically be completed in approximately three semesters. Most M.S. students in DARE opt to prepare a thesis, which must be defended publicly before a degree is granted.

See the Graduate Handbook for more detailed information on obtaining a Master of Science degree.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural and Resource Economics
Fields:
-Agricultural Economics
-Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree certified by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is a program of study consisting of 72 credit hours (42 earned following a 30-credit M.S. degree) plus a substantial work of original research written in the form of a dissertation. Class work is focused on microeconomic theory, quantitative methods, and at least one tested field (Agricultural Economics or Environmental and Resource Economics).

With proper planning and pre-enrollment academic preparation, a Ph.D. degree can be earned in approximately four years.

See the Graduate Handbook for more detailed information on obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

CONTACTS

Graduate Coordinators

Agricultural and Resource Economics
Chris Goemans

Agricultural Education
Kellie Enns

Program Assistant

Agricultural and Resource Economics
Kathy Bruce

Student Representative
Aaron Hrozencik

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