Graduate Programs

OSU’s Applied Economics Graduate Program awards the PhD, MS, and MA degrees in Applied Economics. The program includes rigorous core courses in economic theory, econometrics, and other quantitative methods; courses in one or more concentration areas selected from the economics of natural resources and environment, trade and development, marine resources, and rural development; and a PhD dissertation, MS thesis, or MS project paper. Emphasis is on the use of economic theory and quantitative methods to examine important real-world problems, paying significant attention to the relevant contexts, institutions, and data. In addition, students can obtain a graduate minor or area of concentration in Applied Economics.

Program Overview

The program is designed and staffed by OSU’s distinguished Graduate Faculty of Applied Economics, drawn from the Departments of Applied EconomicsForest Ecosystems and Society; and Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management; from the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; and from the Economics Program in the School of Public Policy. Students have the opportunity to be supported by graduate research and teaching assistantships. Explore this site for more information about our program. Do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions. To contact Tjodie Richardson use her email or phone 541-737-1399.