The Agricultural and Resource Economics programme offered by Colorado State University implies a mastery of fundamental microeconomic theory and econometrics, with an ability to conduct applied economic research under supervision. Graduates are competitive for employment in the public and private sectors as analysts, consultants, researchers, and other occupations involving analytical skills. Our students have gone on to rewarding careers in federal agencies, NGOs, and the private sector. 

The program provides a solid foundation in microeconomics and quantitative methods, coupled with direct experience in applied economic research. 

This course of study represents an excellent basis for those inclined to pursue doctoral degrees, and many of our students have entered our own Ph.D. program or other top-level institutions across the country. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Microeconomic Theory 
  • Applied Welfare and Policy Analysis 
  • Applied Econometrics 
  • Optimization Methods for Applied Economics 
  • Econometric Theory 
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 
  • Environmental Economics 
  • Agricultural Production and Cost Analysis 
  • Agricultural Marketing and Demand Analysis 

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • More details: Application deadline to apply varies by department. Check with the department to determine the deadline.
                • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Credits
                  30 alternative credits
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus
                • More information Go to the programme website

                English Language Requirements

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                Academic Requirements

                  • Application – you must apply and be accepted into a degree program.
                  • Application fee – $60 (u.S. Citizen/permanent resident), $70 (international) non-refundable application fee.
                  • GRE/GMAT scores – contact the academic department to verify whether the GRE/GMAT is required. 
                  • Official transcripts/credential & certified translations – official transcripts or mark sheets and any certificates, diplomas, or degrees from each college or university attended is required regardless of the length of attendance, including courses in progress. 
                  • Letters of recommendation – there is no standardized format unless specified by the academic department.  
                  • Additional departmental requirements.

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International

                              27596 USD/year
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                            • National

                              12772 USD/year
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                            Living costs for Fort Collins

                            • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
                              Living Costs

                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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