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University of Missouri

Agricultural and Applied Economics

Program Description

A Ph.D. or M.S. degree in agricultural economics prepares you for a rewarding career in academia, agricultural business, government or international agriculture. Undergrad degrees offered in Agribusiness Manangement and Agricultural Economics.

Programs focus on:

  • Business management, organization, contracting, governance and strategy.
  • Collective action and cooperative theory.
  • Econometrics and price analysis.
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Environmental economics.
  • Food and agricultural policy and regulation.
  • Food production, distribution and consumption and sustainable agriculture.
  • Natural resource use.
  • Regional economics.
  • Rural development policy and economic development.

The graduate program at MU is recognized for its innovative approach to graduate training in agricultural economics. A distinguishing feature of the program is the integration of organizational, institutional and welfare economics in both applied and theoretical research. This approach gives the program a competitive advantage.

Graduate students have the opportunity of working with leading scholars engaged in a diverse range of challenging research projects that develop new knowledge about state, national and international agricultural issues.

Program Website


Harvey James, Director of Graduate Studies

+1 573-882-3545


Columbia, Missouri, USA


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