Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (Plan B) Program By University of Kentucky |Top Universities

Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (Plan B)

Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (Plan B)

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Our greatest challenge is truly being able to capture the breadth of our department's work. It has also changed over the years, from a Farm Economics department that included rural sociology, to one that deals with the entire farmer-to-consumer food system, environmental and natural resource issues, and local and international economic development. We have faculty and staff in Lexington, Elizabethtown, bowling green, Hopkinsville, Owensboro, Henderson, Princeton, and Mayfield. We are also the administrative home for Kentucky’s Small Business Development Center. We are heavily involved in College-wide programs like the Community Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, the Food Systems Innovation Center, the Center for Crop Diversification, International Programs, Ag Equine Programs, and the Office of Diversity. We are collaborative and we are effective. There exists a continuing need for a Master's degree program which produces individuals with a broad set of professional skills. By taking a larger set of courses, students develop the capacity to apply most of the tools available to an applied economics. Academic work in this program concentrates on applied agricultural economics courses directed toward the special needs of the individual student. This program does not require a thesis, but it does require 36 credit hours of graduate coursework, at least 15 hours of which must be at the 600 or higher level, and 18 hours of which must be in agricultural economics courses.