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Applied Economics Graduate Major (MA, MS, PhD, MAIS)

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College of Agricultural Sciences | Applied Economics | Interdisciplinary Program Detail


Graduate Areas of Concentration

Resource and environmental economics, trade and development, public health economics, and transportation economics (MA, MS only)

The Applied Economics Graduate Program provides students with a strong foundation in economic theory, and quantitative methods while reserving sufficient flexibility to specialize in their areas of interest. The core curriculum includes courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, in quantitative methods, and includes a set of qualifying examinations. Additional course work is required in the areas of concentration, which include: research and environmental economics, trade and development, public health economics, transportation economics, and an open area of concentration. The open area can accommodate students’ interests in applied economic policy, sustainable development, food and climate policy, and marine issues. The hallmark of the Applied Economics Graduate Program is the training of students to understand and utilize economic theories, principles, and methods to examine real-world problems with significant attention to data, institutions, and context.

Since faculty from across campus are members of the graduate faculty in Applied Economics, and are potential research advisors, the Applied Economics Graduate Program allows students to work with faculty who most closely match their interests.

These faculty reside in many academic departments at Oregon State University, including the Department of Applied Economics, the School of Public Policy, the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, the Department of Forest Resources, Engineering and Management, and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Many students are supported by graduate teaching or graduate research assistantships. The Graduate School website also provides information related to financing your graduate education.

For detailed information on the Applied Economics Graduate Program, please review the web page at http://arec.oregonstate.edu/aec or contact Dr. Steve Buccola, Director of Admissions, Applied Economics Graduate Program, 213 Ballard Extension Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR 97331 or phone:541-737-1410, or email: applied.economics@oregonstate.edu.





Major Code: 1290

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