The agricultural economics curriculum at Purdue University is in the tradition of the Land Grant College philosophy: knowledge for the improvement of the human condition. Sound judgment, rigorous analysis and ability to define and solve problems are the goals of the professional agricultural economist. Our program endeavors to create a challenging environment of scholarship, creativity and freedom of intellectual inquiry.​ 



Our graduates receive superb training in their specialty areas while also learning how to solve social and business problems. Discover the Agricultural Economics Graduate Program and Life at Purdue. Read more...


Our graduate programs leading towards master's and doctor of philosophy degrees in Agricultural Economics are currently accepting applications for admissions. Read more...​

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for study towards both the master's and Ph.D. degrees. Read more...

Specialty Areas

Students can specialize their studies in several areas including agribusiness management, agricultural finance, community development, farm management, industrial organization and markets, international development and policy, international trade, production economics, resources and the environment, and computational science and engineering. Read more...

Master's Program

Students completing the program of study towards a master's degree will receive instruction in intermediate economic theory, quantitative methods and policy analysis, as well as elective courses in their area of interest. Read more...

Ph.D. Program

Students completing the program of study towards a Ph.D. degree will receive instruction in advanced economic theory, quantitative methods, and practical application of theory and methods, as well as elective courses in their area of interest. Read more...


The dual MS-MBA program is an integrated, degree-granting program of advanced study in management and is focused on the unique management challenges faced by managers with food and agribusiness firms. It is aimed to further develop the managerial abilities of future leaders in the food and agricultural industries featuring two world leaders in management and agribusiness- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and Purdue University's College of Agriculture .learn more


Students come to Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics from around the world with 40-50 percent of graduate students coming from outside the United States. Read more...

Information for Current Students 

Current graduate students can access a number of University services through this link. Read more...​


If you have questions or need more information, please contact:

Lou Ann Baugh, Graduate Coordinator

phone: +1-765-494-4196