A MS in Applied Economics can open new and exciting career opportunities, give you skills and training valued by employers in both the private and public sector, and could even be an important first step for students thinking about pursuing a PhD.

Skills Gained

The focus of the Applied Economics AMP degree is on applied economics, policy, and quantitative analysis of natural resources management, environmental policy, sustainable development, agricultural markets, and related areas.  Our students develop strong economic skills and analytical methods – such as econometric and spatial analytic tools – essential for applying their expertise to real-world concerns and issues.  Coursework centers on microeconomics and science-based policy analysis, drawing on courses both within the program and from other University departments and colleges.

Potential Careers

  • Conservation Specialist
  • Agricultural Statistician
  • Agricultural Entrepreneur
  • Academic positions (Professor, Post doc)
  • International Development
  • International Business Manager
  • Environmental Economist
  • Land Use Planning
  • Agricultural Products Broker
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Agricultural Policy Specialist
  • Investment Banker
  • Commodities Broker
  • Economics Analyst
  • Agricultural Program Manager
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Agricultural Law and Policy
  • Springboard for law school or doctoral programs