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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Master of Applied Economics (MAE)

The MAE is a two-semester professional program tailored to students who want to gain skills in practical application of advanced economic theory and data analysis to find solutions for an array of societal challenges. Engaged faculty and corporate partnerships provide a hands-on learning environment where students apply classroom content to real scenarios faced by organizations. Students also receive critical training in software such as Stata, SAS, Matlab and R.

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Graduates are uniquely positioned for professional careers in business, policy and performance assessment, finance, consulting, governmental administration, and risk management. Students develop strong critical thinking and analytical skills to be applied in solutions-oriented environments such as banking and finance, consulting, governmental agencies, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, and both non-profit and for-profit sectors. Obtaining a Master's Degree in Applied Economics can see salaries up to $101,150 per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The MAE program is jointly offered by AEDE and the Department of Economics, which allows students to leverage the expertise in two distinct disciplines from world-class faculty who are performing cutting-edge research. See the MAE Curriculum for more details. 

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

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