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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics



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The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) houses two graduate degrees - the Master of Applied Economics and the PhD in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. 

PhD Program

The PhD program is a globally recognized leader in the disciplinary areas of agricultural, environmental and development economics. The program was previously ranked by the National Research Council as the top program in Agricultural and Resource Economics in the United States. Students in the program acquire rigorous training in economic theory and advanced quantitative methods, and learn to apply these skills to a wide range of real-world economic problems. Graduates go on to assume teaching, research, and managerial positions with universities and colleges, research institutions, government agencies, multilateral international institutions, nongovernmental organizations and private companies and corporations. Our students have the opportunity to work with faculty who produce cutting-edge research to solve some of the planet's biggest challenges.

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Master of Applied Economics (MAE)

The two-semester MAE program gives students sought-after data analysis skills that will propel them into careers solving business and societal challenges. Students benefit from corporate partnerships and receive instruction in advanced economic theory and quantitative methods from highly experienced Ohio State faculty. Students take coursework that provides a solid foundation in economic theory and develops advanced quantitative methods to find solutions for an array of societal challenges. With strong foundations in economic theory and cutting-edge empirical techniques, graduates are positioned for professional careers in business, banking and finance, consulting, government agencies, international agencies, research institutions and non-governmental organizations.

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Questions? We are here to help. Please email AEDE Graduation Admissions and Services below for more information about graduate programs.

AEDE Graduate Admissions and Services  | 614-292-7911

Ohio State Graduate and Professional Admissions | 614-292-9444