Agricultural & Applied Economics, MAAE

for the Master of Agricultural and Applied Economics in Agricultural and Applied Economics


department head: Sean Fox

director of graduate studies: Nick Paulson

director of graduate recruiting and admissions: Madhu Khanna


address: 326 Mumford Hall, MC-710, 1301 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 333-1810
fax: (217) 333-5538
email: ace-grad@illinois.edu


The MAAE degree is a course-based program that provides students with training in economic theory along with the quantitative skills needed to pursue careers as analysts and managers in industry, government, and related organizations. Available course offerings cover a broad range of potential specialization areas within agricultural and applied economics to suit student interests. Course plans for specialization must be approved by the student’s academic advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.


for the Master of Agricultural and Applied Economics in Agricultural and Applied Economics


Microeconomic Theory
ACE 500Applied Economic Theory4
Quantitative Methods
ACE 562Applied Regression Models I2
ACE 564Applied Regression Models II2
At least 4 additional hours in approved quantitative methods course(s)4
Field Specialization
12 hours of approved graduate field courses12
(Must include at least 8 hours in ACE, and 8 hours at the 500 level)
Professional/Research Internship
ACE 592Special Topics2
or ACE 591 Independent Study
Graduate Electives6
Total32

Other Requirements

Other Requirements may overlap
A minimum of 20 hours of credit within the unit at the 500 level, not including ACE 566.
A minimum of 20 hours at the 500-level overall.
Minimum program GPA 3.0