At Nebraska, you can create the future you want. Our flexible master's program gives you the tools to do more. One-on-one faculty membership helps you grow as a student, a researcher and a person. Our students collaborate with each other, across disciplines and across the world.
Why Agricultural Economics?
Our master's students come from across the world and right here in Nebraska. The diverse experiences and backgrounds of our students enrich our program. We encourage collaboration and value the contributions of our master's students to our department.
"The faculty in this department are all very friendly and continuously let you know they are there to help you in any way they can."
"My assistantship helped me grow as a person and as a professional by following deadlines, working as a member of a team, and acquiring knowledge outside classes."
"My favorite thing about the department is the friendly environment."
"My degree helped me analyze market conditions in order to make realistic decisions for helping farmers discover profitable marketing decisions."
How to Apply
What You Will Learn
Credit Hour Requirements
|Option I (thesis)||Option III (non-thesis)|
|Total credit hours||30||36|
|Coursework credit hours||20-24||36|
|Thesis credit hours||6-10||Not available|
|Graduate-only credit hours||8, plus thesis hrs||18|
|Minor||Optional, 9 hrs||Not available|
Funding and Cost
Graduate Tuition and Fees
For current graduate tuition and fee structure and rates, visit studentaccounts.unl.edu/graduate-tuition.
Graduate research assistantships are the most common form of financial assistance. A GRA consists of a stipend and benefits. Tuition is waived for students on assistantships, but fees of approximately $1,200/year must be paid by all students. A major portion of the fee for student health insurance is included in GRAs. Each year, we receive funding from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Division for GRAs. These are not tied to a specific research project but support the research needs of the department and institute. There is no separate application for assistantships and applicants do not need to contact a faculty member to be considered.
Faculty often have grants or other funding to support graduate students. More information.