Resource Economics & Policy, M.S.

The Master of Science in Resource Economics and Policy program emphasizes how economic theory and tools can be applied to environmental, natural resource, energy, agriculture, and economic development problems.

Students in this program combine core training in microeconomic theory and quantitative methods with specialized environmental, natural resource, agricultural, and energy economics and policy training. Graduates excel in positions requiring advanced analytical skills, knowledge of economic systems and methods, and experience conducting analyses of policy issues.

Core courses:

  • ECO 514 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO 530 Econometrics
  • ECO 531 Econometrics Models and Applications
  • ECO 571 Advanced Environmental and Resource Economics I
  • ECO 572 Advanced Environmental and Resource Economics II

Additional Courses for Thesis Track:

  • Three additional graduate-level ECO elective courses (6 credits); and
  • 6 credits of ECO 699 Graduate Thesis

Additional Courses for Non-Thesis Track:

  • Four additional graduate-level ECO elective courses (9 credits); and
  • ECO 597 Independent Study