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AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.A./M.S. PH.D.
Overall GPA
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Overall GPA
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Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Students holding research assistantships are required to maintain an overall 3.2 GPA; grades of B or better must be obtained in all required courses.
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Students holding research assistantships are required to maintain an overall 3.2 GPA; grades of B or better must be obtained in some required courses.
Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Yes
Microeconomic theory (AAE 635), econometrics (AAE 636 and 637), and quantitative methods.
Specific Courses
Yes
Required courses in advanced economic theory (Econ 711 and 713; Econ 712 or 714) and econometrics (Econ 709 and 710). A 12-credit major field in one of four areas: international development, environmental economics, economics of agriculture, and community economics. Contact department for list of specific courses.
Specific Credits
Yes
M.A. candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits; M.S. candidates must complete a minimum of 24 credits. Candidates for either master's degree must complete at least 9 credits in department courses at or above the 500 level in addition to the courses taken to fulfill the core theory requirements. The M.A. degree requires an additional 6 credits of courses taught by the department at or above the 400 level. At least 6 other credits must be completed at or above the 300 level in any other department. Contact the department for more information.
Specific Credits
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / No
Candidates completing the M.S. degree must defend a thesis in an oral examination.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Candidates are required to pass two preliminary exams, one in economic theory and one in their major field of study. In addition, the dissertation proposal must be approved in an oral defense.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / No
Candidates completing the M.S. degree are required to complete a master's thesis on an approved research topic.
Other Assessments
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Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
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Advisor
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Advisor
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Review Policy
Yes
Graduate committee
Each semester
Review Policy
Yes
Graduate committee
Each semester