College of Agriculture
Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts
Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
The agricultural economics curriculum at Purdue University is in the tradition of the Land Grant College philosophy: knowledge for the improvement of the human condition. Sound judgment, rigorous analysis and ability to define and solve problems are the goals of the professional agricultural economist. The MS and PhD programs in Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics provide excellent preparation for students seeking professional positions in higher education, public service, and private industry. Each program is founded on a strong base in economic theory and quantitative research tools. This training is combined with coursework focusing on applications of theory and analytical methods to problem-solving, in any of the areas of specialization described below. Coursework usually is followed by a research experience that develops the student's ability to apply skills learned in the classroom. Our graduates receive superb training in their specialty areas, but perhaps more importantly, they learn how to solve social or business problems that cross specialty or even disciplinary lines. Admission and financial support decisions are made separately. Some students are admitted to the program without financial support from the department. Students with strong credentials frequently qualify for graduate assistantships. Research assistantships/fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Assistantships involve quarter or half-time employment in a research or teaching activity that provides useful experience to the student. All assistantships carry a tuition waiver.
Accreditation:Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
International Student Requirements:Completion of a four year undergraduate program for MS program. Completion of a four year undergradute program and a two year MS degree for the PhD program.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 336 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 9478 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 27646 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize Suburb
Size & Settings: 40,000+