M.Sc. On Campus

Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
39248 USD/year
23082 USD/year
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The programs in Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics (EEFE) offered at Pennsylvania State University are designed to educate students as applied research economists in the fields of energy economics, environment and natural resource economics, and industrial organization in the food sector. 


The Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics graduate program at Pennsylvania State University offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Through completion of advanced course work and rigorous skills training, the Ph.D. and M.S. programs will prepare students to conduct independent research in accordance with the highest ethical standards, scientific integrity, and interpersonal collegiality, and to effectively interpret and communicate the results of their research.


The M.S. degree is a research-oriented degree. Thus, a strong component of the M.S. candidate’s program includes training in scientific methods as well as techniques of analysis applicable to the field. Additional depth and breadth of training required in the EEFE Ph.D. curriculum will prepare students to conduct original research that advances scientific knowledge in their fields of specialization. Students will also acquire the background and skills necessary to be effective teachers, mentors, and practitioners of economics. 

As an intercollege graduate program, EEFE faculty members reside in several Penn State departments and Colleges. Students in the program have access to and utilize resources of the participating departments (courses, faculties and facilities).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Econometrics
  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Foundations of Economic Welfare Analysis
  • Empirical Analysis in Food Marketing
  • Economics of Food Behavior and Health
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • International Economic Development and Agriculture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), or from a comparable substitute examination accepted by the graduate program, are required for admission.
  • Letters of recommendation and an applicant's statement of purpose are also required.
  • Students admitted to the M.S. program are expected to have: 
  • At least 9 credits in economics, including intermediate undergraduate microeconomic theory and intermediate undergraduate macroeconomic theory.
  • Introductory statistics and two semesters of calculus.
  • A minimum 3.00 junior/senior GPA (on a 4.00 scale).

Tuition Fee

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    39248 USD/year
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  • National

    23082 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23082 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 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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