Graduate Program

The Department offers a joint PhD in Applied Economics (with Forestry and Economics faculty), an MS in Agricultural Business and Economics, an MS in Rural Sociology, a Master of Agriculture, and a joint MBA in Natural Resources and Environmental Management (with the College of Business). For further information about graduate study see the Department's Graduate Handbook , the Graduate Handbook Summary, and please visit the Graduate School's website.

The range of experience and research interests among faculty provides leads to a strong and diverse graduate experience. Specialty areas of faculty include production economics, price analysis, marketing, finance, quantitative methods, applied econometrics, natural resources, international trade, economic development, environmental studies, aquacultural economics, agribusiness, farm management, social and community organization, and community development. Additional areas of concentration, such as statistics, agricultural production science, economics, computer science, human sciences, and social sciences may be emphasized with graduate course work in other departments.

Applications are accepted year round. However, to be considered for financial assistance all application materials should be received by January 15 for those wishing to enter Fall semester of the same year.

Last Updated: December 07, 2011

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology | 202 Comer Hall | Auburn University | Auburn, Alabama 36849-5406 | ☎ (334) 844-4800 (Mon-Fri)
FAX (334) 844-5639 | Send comments to
Privacy | Copyright ©