Ph.D. students receive advanced training in microeconomic theory and econometric methods, and select one of three major fields in:
Students with an interest in regional economics and state and local government policy select a major field based on their area of specific interest.
Masters students study courses in these same areas, but do not select a specific major field, so the M.S. program has additional flexibility.
For a full list of graduate course offerings, students can access class schedules by logging into the Student Information System at student.msu.edu.
AFRE/MSU's graduate preparation enables students to investigate a wide range of issues affecting not only the domestic and international producers, processors, and marketers of agricultural and natural resource products, but also the rural and urban populations who depend on these products and on broader environmental services.
See details in our Graduate Policy and Program Handbook
For information on admissions requirements and procedures, please see our Applying & Visiting page.
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Grad Student Spotlight
Published on February 12, 2024
Clare McGrady is a master's degree student in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE).
Published on November 28, 2023
Kelly Hudson worked in the restaurant industry for 16 years and held the title of chef for eight. Today, Hudson holds the title of a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service International Fellow, which is a title held by only four people in the United States.
Published on July 27, 2023
A four-student team from the MSU Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics took 2nd place in the graduate Student Case Competition at the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association conference in Christchurch on June 22.