The graduate program emphasizes preparation for teaching, research and extension work in academia, as well as for careers in agrifood business, government and international agriculture. The M.S. program is 30 credit hours and offers thesis and non-thesis track options, including an accelerated M.S. program for undergraduate students at the University of Missouri completing a degree in agribusiness or other bachelor’s program. The Ph.D. program usually requires about three years beyond the M.S. degree to complete. The size, quality and diversity of the faculty provide a broad choice of advisors and research topics. While students and their advisory committees have latitude in developing a plan of study, the following specialties are emphasized: Environmental and Development Economics; Managerial, Behavioral & Organizational Economics; and Public Policy Analysis.
Costs and aid
Contact the director of graduate studies for current information on hourly paid positions, and graduate teaching and research assistantships.