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Utah State University — College of Agriculture, Applied Economics

Program Type:
Master's International
College of Agriculture, Applied Economics
Degrees Awarded:
Applied Economics (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:


Admissions Cycle:

Rolling admission

Program Start:
Fall and Spring
Program Founded:
October, 2010


Aside from financial aid, MI students will be eligible for all university scholarships and fellowships, as well as any appropriate departmental research and teaching assistantship or college scholarships and fellowships. Students will receive 6 credits for Peace Corps service.


The Department of Applied Economics, College of Agriculture offers a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics. A student must earn a minimum of 30 credits above a bachelor’s degree program for Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (research paper).

For Plan A students, these credit requirements include a minimum of 6 (maximum of 15) thesis research credits. For Plan B students, these credit requirements include a minimum of 2 (maximum 3) thesis research credits.

For the Peace Corps option within the Applied Economics M.S., students take a set of core required courses and select a topical area of specialization among three options (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Community Development/Regional Economics, and Agricultural Economics).

Within the selected area of specialization, Plan A students must take at least two approved courses, and Plan B students must take at least three approved courses. Any additional electives are selected with the approval and guidance of the student’s faculty advisor and supervisory committee.


Admissions requirements follow the general requirements established by the School of Graduate Studies:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 3.0 or higher GPA on applicant’s last 60 semester credits
  • Score at or above the 40th percentile on appropriate admissions test (GRE or other defined by the degree program)
  • Three satisfactory letters of recommendation.


Additional admissions requirements are:

  • Previous bachelors (BA or BS) level (or above) courses in intermediate microeconomic theory
  • Econometrics/statistics
  • Mathematical economics/calculus


Potential advisors include: Dr. Arthur Caplan, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Applied Economics; and Paul Jakus, Professor and Department Head, Department of Applied Economics.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Donald Snyder
Associate Director

Department of Applied Economics
3530 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-3530

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