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Minor Agricultural and Resource Economics

The Agricultural and Resource Economics (Minor) program from University of Arizona is for students pursuing a PhD at the University of Arizona.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 6 months
Starting in: TBA
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The Agricultural and Resource Economics (Minor) program from University of Arizona requires 4 courses of 12 graduate level units, with 2 courses being core courses and two courses being specialty courses.

Program size

The AREC program has a graduate enrollment of approximately 30 students. The Department has 12 full-time faculty members, providing a favorable graduate student/faculty ratio.

Students design their master’s program

After taking the core course requirements, graduate students choose their elective courses, thesis topic, and thesis advisor. They propose their own plan of study appropriate to their individual needs as approved by their thesis advisor. There is ample flexibility for students to choose elective graduate course offerings from within and from outside the Department.

Research opportunities

The faculty place substantial emphasis on involvement of students in research efforts. Because of the close ties between teaching and extension faculty and the diversity of agricultural and natural resource issues, the Department can offer students wide-ranging opportunities for field research and exposure to “real world” problems.

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

Study Content

  • Production Economics
  • Consumption Economics and Price Analysis
  • Applied Econometric Analysis
  • Development Economics
  • Microeconomics of Agricultural Development
  • Financial Management for Agribusiness
  • Economics of Water & Environment Markets and Incentive-based Policies

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