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Department of Applied Economics and Statistics


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Applied Economics and Statistics (MS)

Telephone: (302) 831-2511
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The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics administers graduate programs in Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Statistics.

Agricultural and Resource Economics (MS)

Program Overview

The program in Agricultural and Resource Economics leads to the Master of Science degree and offers students the perspectives and skills necessary to understand and work in the general fields of economics, resource economics, agricultural economics, environmental economics, applied economics, agribusiness, or government sectors of the economy. Also, a strong intermediate level of training is offered so that students may continue graduate work and obtain a PhD degree. Students completing the M.S. degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics will:

  1. Have a theoretical foundation in microeconomics and macroeconomics.
  2. Have a core set of coursework in quantitative applications from statistics, econometrics, regression, logistic regression, data management, and geographic information systems.
  3. Have exposure to additional coursework in agriculture economics, resource economics, environmental economics, and/or experimental economics, in addition to general economics.
  4. Have an opportunity to apply the course work in a thesis, applied research, or an internship (under the Decision Analysis Concentration).

Requirements for Admission

On a 4.0 system, applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.5 and an average of at least 3.0 in economics, mathematics, and related areas. Applicants who have completed an advanced degree must have done so with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0. In addition, applicants must take the GRE Aptitude Test with at least a score of 1050 in quantitative math and verbal (with an emphasis on the quantitative) for the traditional test. Students taking the new GRE exam should have a minimum of 300 combined on verbal and quantitative reasoning. Students for whom English is not their first language must meet a minimum of 85 on the TOEFL IBT examination. Admission to the Agricultural and Resource Economics Program is based on selections made by the Department graduate committee in compliance with University policies and procedures. Admission is selective and competitive based on the number of well-qualified applicants and the limits of available faculty and facilities. Those who meet stated minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths.

Statistics (MS)

Program Overview

The Statistics M.S. Program, provides a balance of a foundation in theoretical statistics, applied coursework in statistical techniques, and opportunities for application of statistical knowledge through the StatLab and internships with local companies. Students completing the M.S. degree in Statistics will:

1. Have a theoretical foundation in probability, mathematical statistics, and optimization.
2. Have a core set of coursework in practical applications in regression, design of experiments, and multivariate methods.
3. Have exposure to Statistical Consulting.
4. Have an opportunity to apply the course work in a thesis, applied research, or an internship.

Requirements for Admission

On a 4.0 system, applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.5 and an average of at least 3.0 in mathematics and related areas. Applicants who have completed an advanced degree must have done so with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0. In addition, applicants must take the GRE Aptitude Test with at least a score of 1050 in quantitative math and verbal (with an emphasis on the quantitative) for the traditional test. Students taking the new GRE exam should have a minimum of 300 combined on verbal and quantitative reasoning. Students for whom English is not their first language must meet a minimum of 85 on the TOEFL IBT examination. Admission to the Statistics Program is based on selections made by the department graduate committee in compliance with University policies and procedures. Admission is selective and competitive based on the number of well-qualified applicants and the limits of available faculty and facilities. Those who meet stated minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths.

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