M.S. Resource Economics & Policy

Our Master’s of Science (MS) 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. It includes the same core economics classes as the Economics MA, plus two courses in advanced resource and environmental economics (macroeconomic theory not required) and elective opportunities through our own School of Economics as well as many other programs in the College of Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture. This is a great fit for students seeking strong analytical, quantitative, and communication skills for employment with government agencies, consulting firms, businesses, and non-profit organizations, or for strengthening their applications to Ph.D. programs in applied economics, environmental economics, natural resource economics, environmental policy, natural resource management, and related fields. Graduates excel in employment in public and private sector positions requiring advanced analytical skills, in-depth familiarity with environmental and resource economics, and knowledge of environmental and natural resource management policy issues.

Check out a sample course schedule for this program here.

International students: This MS program is considered STEM for the purposes of the 24-month extension of the Optional Practical Training Program.