Specialty Areas for Graduate Program
The field of Agricultural Economics is quite broad and covers many areas of specialization. Potential specialty areas are listed below. Within each area, potential career paths, and recommended course work are addressed.
PhD students must select at least one specialty area from the following list. PhD students have the option of declaring a second specialty area, with the advice and oversight of the advisory committee. MS students are not required to declare a specialty area, but may choose to do so in consultation with their advisory committee.
The specialty area is intended to support thesis research and represents concentrated study within the broad area of applied economics. The courses used to satisfy the specialty requirement are subject to the approval of the student's advisory committee and the department's Graduate Committee.
An application with major professor approval describing the desired specialty area must be submitted to the Graduate Committee with the plan of study by the end of the student's third semester.