Master in Agricultural Economics

General

Program Description

The Department of Economics at Iowa State University presents a unique tradition of excellence in graduate education, overseeing a Ph.D. Program in both economics and agricultural economics.

  • Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Online Degrees: None

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of scholarly literature in economics and an ability to critically evaluate it.
  • Articulate research objectives that, when met, will lead to significant contributions to economic knowledge.
  • Effectively apply theory and qualitative and quantitative empirical methods to address research questions; understand how to acquire, analyze, and report data.
  • Interpret research results appropriately, integrating them into existing knowledge in the discipline.
  • Clearly and accurately communicate research findings orally and in writing.
  • Always conduct scholarship, whether independently or in teams, in ways that reflect ethical practice and professionalism.
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160 Years of Leadership The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the world’s leading institutions of agriculture, with more than 160 years of leadership in science, education and extensi ... Read More

160 Years of Leadership The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the world’s leading institutions of agriculture, with more than 160 years of leadership in science, education and extension. The college educates future leaders, conducts mission-oriented research and shares new knowledge for the betterment of Iowa and the world. World Ranking The college is one of eight colleges at Iowa State University, which is one of the most influential land grant universities in the nation. Iowa State ranks among the best in the world for agricultural programs. The college ranked in the top four percent worldwide among 301 institutions for the past five years and has ranked in the top 10 list four of the past six years. (QS World University Rankings, agricultural and forestry programs). Read less