The graduate program of the
Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University
stresses development of superior professional competence suited to
the demands of the modern business, academic, government, and
research environments. Advanced degree programs include:
Advanced courses concentrate
on economic analysis applied to problems of production,
distribution, and consumption of agricultural products. Problems of
agricultural policy, natural resource use, and rural area
development and planning are also important topics. The faculty
gives direction and individual guidance to student research in
marketing, production, management of agricultural enterprises,
price analysis, land and water use and development, rural
development and planning, agricultural finance, international
trade, farm appraisal, and agricultural policy.
The Department of
Agricultural Economics awards a number research and
teaching assistantships each year. Stipends for these
assistantships are reviewed annually and adjusted as needed.
Stipend rates are competitive with those of other outstanding
agricultural economics departments. For students on fellowship or
assistantship, out-of-state tuition is waived. In-state tuition
waivers are sometimes available on a case-by-case basis.