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Resource Economics and Management

Cooper's Rock outlookThe program provides advanced training in the areas of natural resource, environ­mental, agricultural, mineral, energy, agribusiness, inter­na­tional, and rural development econo­mics. The primary objective of this program is to prepare students for further graduate study or a variety of careers in business and government. A candi­date for the degree must comply with University, College, and Program requirements. The M.S. degree in Resource Economics and Management can be obtained under either course work or thesis options.


Candidates for the master of science degree may be admitted on a regular or provisional basis. Prerequisites for admission include the following:

Students lacking these prerequisites have to complete coursework to acquire them. Graduate programs are planned to ensure that candidates develop competence in the following: