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MS Degree

Earn a master's degree in agricultural economics from Purdue.

This single-degree option allows you to earn just the Master of Science (MS) with a concentration in agricultural economics from Purdue University.

The MS degree option spans 21 months. As with the dual-degree option, courses are organized into modules that last 12 weeks. You will wrap up classes after the spring module of your second year. 

If you choose to pursue the MS degree, you will still fully participate in all five residency sessions, including the international residency. You will also complete the capstone project, which takes the place of a traditional master's thesis.

  I put off grad school until my GMAT scores were about to expire and even researched MBA programs that didn’t require GMAT scores. To say I was a bit reluctant to go back to school while working full-time would be an understatement. It was definitively an adjustment to go from my work environment, where I knew my stuff, to a school environment, where I knew nothing. However, the concepts and  ... READ MORE  

Christine E. Hong

Ruminant Marketing Manager for Global Diagnostics - Zoetis
MS-MBA Class of 2011-2013

  I put off grad school until my GMAT scores were about to expire and even researched MBA programs that didn’t require GMAT scores. To say I was a bit reluctant to go back to school while working full-time would be an understatement. It was definitively an adjustment to go from my work environment, where I knew my stuff, to a school environment, where I knew nothing. However, the concepts and skills I learned and mastered serve me every day.

Of course the professors are important and incomparable, but the guest speakers and your fellow students add a level of richness and Ag industry perspective you can’t get in other MBA programs. I even selected a MS-MBA residency course as an elective. That week with a whole new cohort made me realize it was the students the program selects that increases the program’s value exponentially. I left that residency sad that I would not be taking the courses and going on the MS-MBA journey with the new class.

The program is challenging, and worth it  

Christine E. Hong

Ruminant Marketing Manager for Global Diagnostics - Zoetis
MS-MBA Class of 2011-2013