Graduate

We offer highly-ranked M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, as well as dual degree options.

Ph.D. students receive advanced training in microeconomic theory and econometric methods, and select one of three major fields in:

Students with an interest in regional economics and state and local government policy select a major field based on their area of specific interest. 

Masters students study courses in these same areas, but do not select a specific major field, so the M.S. program has additional flexibility. 

For a full list of graduate course offerings, see the MSU Schedule of Courses

AFRE/MSU's graduate preparation enables students to investigate a wide range of issues affecting not only the domestic and international producers, processors, and marketers of agricultural and natural resource products, but also the rural and urban populations who depend on these products and on broader environmental services.

AFRE Grad Program Photo Collage

Questions 

See details in our Graduate Policy and Program Handbook

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 W. Circle Dr., Room 202
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

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Grad Student Spotlight

  • Grad Spotlight: Paul Samboko

    Published on October 15, 2020
    Paul is a second-year student in the Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) master’s program.

  • Grad Spotlight: Caitlinn Lineback

    Published on October 9, 2020
    Caitlinn is a second-year student in the Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) master’s program.

  • Grad Spotlight: Salim Nuhu

    Published on September 26, 2020
    Salim is a fourth-year student in the dual Ph.D. program in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) and Economics.