Apply advanced statistical analysis to complex issues involving agriculture and natural resources with a degree in Applied Economics from the University of Idaho.

M.S. Applied Economics

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

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Phone: (208) 885-7984

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Advancing Agriculture

Learn to apply statistical and mathematical analysis to understand and provide recommendations on how to solve complex issues involving agriculture, communities and natural resources. Students conduct applied research on a variety of projects to develop specialized skills in microeconomics for real-world use.

Fast Facts

  • Graduates are leaders in U.S. agricultural industries and faculty at leading universities.
  • Previous students have won numerous national awards for the quality of their research.
  • Apply statistical and mathematical analysis to complex agriculture, community and natural resources issues.
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • Close collaboration with department faculty.
  • Consulting
  • Financial Forecaster
  • Market Analyst
  • Economic Advisor
  • Ph.D. programs or Law School


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement


of graduates either work in their field or enter into prestigious Ph.D. programs
Degree Roadmap Details of degree requirements and options can be found in the UI general catalog.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a master's degree in Applied Economics, we recommend you complete an undergraduate degree in agricultural economics, economics, business, math or statistics.
Fellowships Need- and merit-based fellowships may be available. Learn more.
Financial Aid
  • Teaching assistantships
  • Research assistantships

Available on a competitive basis to students accepted to the master's program. Stipends provide salary for up to 20 hours per week, and most assistantships provide tuition remediation. Learn more.

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Hands-on Learning
  • Research and teaching assistantships
  • International research 
  • Compete in the Annual Student Research Expo
  • Present independent research at professional and industry conferences
  • CHS (Cenex Harvest States)
  • NWFCS (Northwest Farm Credit Services)
  • State and national legislative offices

  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association