Through selected coursework and research, students may specialize in resource and environmental economics, economic and rural development, agribusiness management and finance, agricultural marketing and prices, farm production management, and international trade and agricultural policy.
A Agribusiness Economics degree at Southern Illinois University is awarded upon completion of required coursework with a minimum graduate grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in either of two options; a thesis or a non-thesis (research paper) option. For both options at least 15 hours must be at the 500 level.
The thesis option requires satisfactory completion of 30 hours of graduate credit. This includes 9 hours in structured agribusiness economics courses; ABE 500, 571, and 572. Fifteen hours of elective graduate credit are selected based upon recommendation from the agribusiness faculty member directing the student's thesis work. A research component including six hours of ABE 599 and an oral examination is required.
The non-thesis option requires satisfactory completion of 30 hours of graduate credit, including a research component (involving three hours of ABE 593) and oral presentation of the student's research paper. This includes 9 hours in structured agribusiness economics courses; ABE 500, 571, and 572. Eighteen hours of elective graduate credit are selected based upon recommendations from the agribusiness faculty member acting as the student's research paper advisor. Six of these elective hours are selected from structured agribusiness economics courses offered at the 400 level.
- Economics of Food, Fiber, and Natural Resources
- Country Living Management and Information
- Agribusiness Statistical Methods
- Agribusiness Economics
- Professional Agri-selling
- Domestic and International Food Policies
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesEconomics Agribusiness View 57 other Masters in Agribusiness in United States
- 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
- 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)
International35213 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
National35213 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State14085 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.
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