The learning goals of this program follow from the overarching Mission of the Department of Agricultural Food and Resource Economics. In particular the mission states that the focus will be on applied economic research to identify management and marketing techniques and policies that address significant issues facing society.
To achieve the goals inherent in the overarching mission, students will (i) develop an advanced understanding of microeconomic theory, (ii) demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative methods to economic theory and practice, (iii) develop an in-depth understanding of an area within economics, and (iv) utilize both oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate such understanding in a variety of formats.
Because of the programs problem-solving focus, policy analysis is emphasized. Students are provided with a strong background in economic theory and quantitative methods of analysis and with the ability to use this knowledge in solving problems. With this training as applied economists, students are prepared for careers in either industry or government. With proper planning by the student, the program can also provide the necessary preparation for entry into Ph.D. programs in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or a related field.
* Research Methods in Applied Econ
* Microeconomic Theory w/Applications
* Applied Econometrics
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Several graduate research and teaching assistantships are offered to qualified students on a competitive basis. A student admitted provisionally because of background deficiencies will not be offered an assistantship. However, such a student may be considered for assistantship after having completed the necessary background courses. Students need to indicate their need for merit-based financial aid at the time of application.
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