M.Sc. On Campus

Agricultural and Resource Economics

12 months
1706 USD/credit 56298 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 56298 USD/year
768 USD/credit 25344 USD/year
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The Department offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of Maryland from one of the nation’s premier graduate programs in agricultural and resource economics.


Both Agricultural and Resource Economics programs at University of Maryland focus on the application of advanced microeconomic theory and econometrics to issues in environmental and resource economics, agricultural economics, and development economics. Courses are taught by leading researchers in those fields, who combine rigorous scholarship with extensive policy experience.

The Department’s faculty includes internationally prominent scholars in environmental and resource economics, agricultural economics, and development economics. In recognition of their research, Department faculty members have received such international awards as Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Prize, the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal, and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s Quality of Research Discovery and Publication of Enduring Quality Awards, among others. 

Facilities and Special Resources

The AREC Department provides a 15-seat computer lab for the exclusive use of our graduate students. The lab is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Another 25-seat lab is available by reservation for classes, presentations, and research (e.g., experimental economics sessions). These labs are equipped with thin client devices that connect end users to desktop virtual desktops. This solution allows graduate students to remotely access a virtual desktop with all the applications listed below, as well as their files stored on the network servers. The following applications are available at this time: ArcInfo, Fortran, Mathematica, Matlab, Mozilla Firefox, MS Office, R, SAS, Stata, StatTransfer,TextPad, Lyx and WinEdt. Graduate students can access the AREC network and Internet from home via several remote access methods. A multifunction printer/scanner/copier is available in the graduate student computer lab. Wireless access is available to the campus network.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Optimization in Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Microeconomic Applications in Agricultural and Resource Markets

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplementary Application
  • Description of Research/Work Experience (optional)
  • Publications/Presentations (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    56298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    25344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 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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