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A leader in the application of new institutional economics to agriculture, development, and policy analysis, the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri is recognized for its innovative approach to graduate training in agricultural economics.

A Ph.D. or M.S. degree in agricultural economics prepares students for a rewarding career in academia, agricultural business, government or international agriculture. Students can study agribusiness management, contracting and strategy; collective action and cooperative theory; econometrics and price analysis; entrepreneurship; environmental and natural resource economics; food, biofuel and agricultural policy and regulation; international development; regional economics and rural development policy; science policy and innovation; sustainable agriculture and applied ethics. The MS program may be a step toward the Ph.D. but may also be used as a terminal program for those interested in careers in agribusiness, extension or government. Programs are flexible. All Ph.D. and most M.S. students become involved in research, but those whose career interests lie in other directions find the department willing to accommodate them.

Degrees Offered

Agricultural and Applied Economics, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission Criteria

For priority consideration for assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, applications should be submitted by Jan. 15 for Fall enrollment and Sept. 1 for Spring enrollment.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Agricultural and Applied Economics Program

  • Departmental Application (pdf)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • GRE score report

Prerequisites for the Master Program

Before admission to the M.S. program, a student should have completed at least nine hours of agricultural economics or economics, a course in calculus and one in statistics.

Agricultural and Applied Economics, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

For priority consideration for assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, applications should be submitted by Jan. 15 for Fall enrollment and Sept. 1 for Spring enrollment.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Agricultural and Applied Economics Program

  • Departmental Application (pdf)
  • 3 letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE score report

Prerequisites for the Doctoral Degree

Before admission to the PhD program, a student should have completed at least one course each in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, quantitative or mathematical economics, econometrics or regression analysis, statistics and differential calculus. A student should also have a master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, or a related field. A student without a master’s degree will be admitted initially into the master’s program with the expectation that he or she complete the degree before continuing with doctoral studies.

Society and Ecosystems, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

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Employment Disclosure

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  No  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Society and Ecosystems Program (SEP) is a unique interdisciplinary program that prepares students for careers with private and public organizations through advanced graduate level training and research. The certificate program is designed for students with undergraduate-graduate training in agriculture, biology, business administration, economics, engineering, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, geography, geology, rural sociology and related disciplines. Students who are in a graduate or professional program in their area of specialization take two integrated courses and complete a thesis or dissertation that applies more than one discipline. The program is designed to enhance the student’s familiarity with disciplinary and interdisciplinary concepts and principles from the social and natural sciences and humanities.

Certificate web site:
https://dass.missouri.edu/graduate-studies/society-and-ecosystems-graduate-certificate/

For information about certificate, contact: 
Hua Qin, Ph.D. Coordinator

Email:   qinh@missouri.edu      
Phone: 
 (573) 882-1640
Address:   Society and Ecosystems Program, 228 Gentry Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graduate Certificate in Society and Ecosystems
Program Length12 months
Program Costs
  • $4,632 for in-state tuition
  • $8,050 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $90.00 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
Other InformationFor more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.


These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education

Community Processes, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

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Employment Disclosure

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   No

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Community Processes offers graduate students and professionals a unique opportunity to develop expertise in how spatial and relational communities function in today’s society: their processes for forming, for maintaining the community and for achieving community objectives. A vital part of the certificate is acquiring applied skills in community facilitation processes or community analytical processes. (Offered jointly by the Departments of Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology, the Truman School of Public Affairs and the School of Law.)

Certificate web: 
https://dass.missouri.edu/graduate-studies/community-processes-graduate-certificate/

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Judith Stallmann

Email: 
Phone: 573-882-6455
Address: 231 Gentry Hall University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graduate Certificate in Community Processes
Program Length36 months
Program Costs
  • $4,632 for in-state tuition
  • $8,050 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $90.00 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
Other InformationFor more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.


These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education