Pursuing a master degree, you can focus on one of three streams: agricultural economics, agribusiness, and environmental and resource economics. Within each stream, there is a thesis option and a comprehensive option.
In the thesis option, students will complete a thesis and pass an oral examination based primarily on the thesis. These students present two graduate seminars open to the public. The first presentation shall be on the thesis proposal, and the second presentation will be on the completed research. The thesis must be in the area of the student’s selected stream.
Under the comprehensive option, students complete a research paper and pass an oral examination based primarily on the paper. These students shall present a graduate seminar open to the public based on the completed research. The research paper must be in the area of the student’s selected stream.