12 months
25294 USD/year
25294 USD/year
9248 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduates from the Agricultural Economics program at the Mississippi State University are well positioned to either enter the workforce directly upon graduation or to continue into a Ph.D. program to further develop their skills and expertise. 


At Mississippi State University, we understand that you want to set yourself up for success in a job that pays you what you're worth, keeps you engaged, and brings enjoyment and opportunities for personal and professional growth. The Department of Agricultural Economics' Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Agriculture with a concentration in Agricultural Economics is designed to help you do just that.

The Agricultural Economics program stresses mastery of advanced microeconomic theory and quantitative data analysis for application to problems related to agriculture, the environment, health, and more.

Successful Graduates

With all the options available for a Master's degree, how do you know which program is right for you? At Mississippi State, we believe that student success after graduation is the best measurement of value. Master of Science in Agriculture with a concentration in Agricultural Economics graduates who wish to continue their education have entered some of the top agricultural and applied economics Ph.D. programs in the nation. 

M.S. program graduates who entered the workforce directly have worked as analysts, program managers, marketing specialists, and economists for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Economics
  • Econometric Analysis in Agricultural Economics
  • Consumers, Producers, and Markets
  • Analysis of Agricultural Markets
  • Agricultural Production Economics
  • Game Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The application requirements are: transcript, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, an application fee, and, for international students not meeting the conditions outlined in the Graduate Catalog, official TOEFL scores. 
  • Additionally, official GRE scores and official undergraduate transcripts are required to be considered for an assistantship. We do not waive any of these requirements or fees for any applicants. 
  • The minimum requirement for TOEFL scores are 575/84 or higher or IELTS scores of 7 or higher. Based on recent years, students admitted to the MS program with assistantship funding have had combined Verbal/Quantitative Reasoning GRE scores of 300 or better (and individual scores each of 150 or better). 
  • That said, no particular scores are a guarantee of admission to the program or of assistantship funding as those decisions are made on a competitive basis each application cycle.

Tuition Fee

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    25294 USD/year
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  • National

    25294 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25294 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9248 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9248 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Starkville

800 - 1300 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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